18-308 THE VIKINGS (A REPEAT)
Ken Lund, Thursdays 10 am - noon
HOA1 Activity Center, 11/1, 11/8, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13
Were the Vikings pagan barbarians, pillaging and killing monks in monasteries? Could they also have been traders, explorers and colonizers? For 300 years they traveled from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean interacting with many nations and cultures and left a lasting impact. These intrepid Norsemen discovered North America before Columbus was even born. Participants will explore the Viking culture, life style, gods, and wars. Archeological evidence is continuing to provide additional information about the Vikings. The class will separate myth from fact and contrast reality with the images created in the movies and on television.