Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling two Viking ships
To cut colored model and stick together!
Material: paper, cardboard
Number of sheets: 3
Scale: 1: 100
Additionally necessary: paper scissors, glue
Helpful tools: scalpel, bone folder, small clamps and needles for fixing
The manufacturer classifies his models in five levels of difficulty one:
"Children Model": very light and with childlike motifs
"0": beginners model
The Vikings lived from 8th to 11th century originally in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. They worked as farmers and traders, but they are known mainly as seafarers. Some tribes were on their trips to Russia and China, there to sell their wares. Other Vikings sailed to Spain. In her home country, the population had grown so much that not enough space was for all. So the Vikings were hoping to find a new land where they could settle. They were a little squeamish. They robbed the people and then burned their houses. Therefore, it was feared in many countries from the Vikings, trying to pay the ransom attackers. But that made the Vikings just greedy.
If the Vikings with their ships were on their way, they needed help to find the way. At night, they were directed by the North Star, the most prominent star in the sky. And in the sea they found important notes: When they came near a coast, they could recognize this by tufts of grass that floated in the water. On the rivers were forests, mountains and rocks the most important landmarks. But it was not always possible to find the right way. Legend has it that a Viking who was actually on the way to Greenland, became disoriented. The coast, where he ended up, belonged to America today. So the Vikings discovered this continent nearly 500 years before Columbus.
Since the 11th century there is no more Vikings. But they have left their mark to this day. In Western Europe, there are people who could descend in appearance by Vikings. The Vikings language persists to this day in some countries, for example in Scandinavia and on some islands off England. Many family and town names also go back to the time of the Vikings.