One-Tank Trip for Nov. 25-17
(c) By Jim Fox
The Vikings – those seafaring and raiding Norse warriors who became feared throughout Europe – have returned to Canada after more than 1,000 years.
The largest collection of Viking artifacts from Scandinavia, particularly Norway, is on display for the first time in North America at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto now through April 2.
|The Vikings have landed at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. (ROM composite photo by Marshall Gonz)|
This is said to offer a “fresh perspective” on the ancient culture that counters myths and perceptions about the Norse people and this period of history.
Visitors will be “surprised” by the new and unexpected interpretation of the Vikings, as not only seafaring warriors, but a people who built a rich and varied culture, said Josh Basseches, ROM director and ceo.