Field Museum exhibit shows Vikings in new light

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CHICAGO -- It’s a look into life more than a thousand years ago.

And through the eyes of visitors to the Field Museum’s newest exhibit, young and old are peering into the world of Vikings.

Yes, the Vikings were the raiders we learned about in school. But they were more than just that; their culture was to explore.

More than 500 real artifacts and replicas are part of this traveling exhibit created by the Swedish History Museum.

Vikings were traders, farmers and craftspeople. Women played a powerful role, and Norse mythology blended with Christianity.

Also, Viking helmets really didn’t have horns. To find out why we think they did, you just going to have to read it for yourself: the exhibit runs through Oct. 4.

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