Yes the long queues were a problem especially in the first two rooms but, once you had cleared these rooms, the exhibition was very rewarding. I have read up a bit on this subject and I expected not to learn much that was new but, on the contrary, I liked the way the exhibition illustrated the surprisingly cosmopolitan nature of the vikings' wandering and trading and its effect on their culture. We see the progress of a very narrow barbarian culture gradually turning outwards to the rest of Europe and joining its international culture. I loved the mock-up of the viking long boat. This exhibit in its size showed how seafaring was quite possible in these large and beautiful vessels. Also the illustration of a massacre of vikings in England showed that they were not all that invincible - except for the delay at the beginning, a good way to spend an afternoon.
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