The main idea of this events is to attract people’s attention to this period of history and to inspire us to think about such questions as what were the possible relations of the Baltic tribes and the Vikings - what, through history, can we learn from them, and how can we use this ancient knowledge and the skills which come with it in modern times?
The name Viking, used by Adam of Bremen (11th-century Archbishop), refers to Scandinavian pirates. These people formed interregional merchandising and raiding bands and not a united culture group. However, the native soil of the Baltic as one of Europe`s oldest Ethno-Linguistic groups were in permanent contact with the Viking societies by trading, as well as pillaging campaigns.
The first Lithuania’s Viking style ship further will offer a unique experiential history by travelling one millennium back in time and exploring stories of our ancestors. The ship is a symbolic platform for increasing interest of the Baltic ancient history in Lithuania, and helping to carry on the spirits of the past for future generations. Read more on www.balticvikings.com.
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