Dymphna just bought me a fascinating book entitled The Vikings: Life, Myth, and Art, by Tony Allan. It’s filled with wonderful illustrations.
Check out this map:
The Viking reach extended from far above the Arctic Circle to Tunis, from Newfoundland to the west, and past the Aral Sea to the east, on the verge of the Silk Road.
They even made it to Baghdad.
Of course, they’re in Baghdad again today, in the company of their cousins from Vinland…