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The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala

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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 19 May 2018 10:00 AM
End date: 30 Sep 2018 05:00 PM
Street / Location: Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave.,
City / town: Mystic
Country: Connecticut, USA
Organizer: Mystic Seaport and Uppsala University Museum
Email: info@mysticseaport.org
Phone: 860.572.0711
Homepage: www.mysticseaport.org/locations/the-vikings-begin/

One of the world's finest early Viking-age collections is coming to Mystic Seaport.

Priceless treasures, including helmets, shields, weapons, glass, and other artifacts are safeguarded at the Gustavianum Museum of Uppsala University in Sweden, Scandinavia's oldest university. These collections, dating as early as the 7th century, are now the focus of a major research initiative designed to significantly advance our understanding of how the Norse culture evolved. Thematic sections on Viking warfare, trade, the Baltic Sea, a ship burial, Norse gods, and relations to other cultures will employ rare archaeological finds in the discovery of how this maritime society lived more than a millennium ago.

Mystic Seaport's installation will be the international debut of The Vikings Begin, and is made possible in collaboration with the Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum. This exhibition represents the first instance most of these artifacts will have ever left Sweden.

Mystic Seaport has been the U.S. home of the Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre / www.drakenhh.com