Day: February 16, 2015

Coming Exhibition: Vikings

“Vikings”

 

Who:  

The Field Museum in Chicago, IL

When: February 27, 2015 – October 4, 2015 (9am-5pm 7 days a week)

Where: 

The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

More Information: Here.

Who were the Vikings? Seafaring invaders and plunderers? Or were they also innovative explorers, traders, and craftsmen? In the upcoming exhibition, Vikings, go beyond the legend of brutal warriors and learn the truth about the Vikings. Through new archaeological discoveries and hundreds of rare Scandinavian artifacts, explore the power of mythology and the symbolism of Viking ships, gain fascinating insights into domestic life and death rituals, and understand the importance of travel and trade. View astonishing Viking workmanship in exquisite jewelry, metalwork, and objects made from glass, bone, and amber; and marvel at swords and armor from 750-1100AD. Virtually excavate a boat grave, and try your hand at a game that entertained Viking families hundreds of years ago. See the earliest Scandinavian crucifix and other striking silver pendants representing the pagan Norse gods, and uncover the complexities of Viking religious practices. Discover why–even 1,000 years later–Viking culture still captivates our imagination.

The exhibition was organized by the Swedish History Museum in Sweden, in partnership with MuseumsPartner in Austria.