Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The Viking siege of Paris

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Series:

unknown

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Paris

Illustrator:

unknown

Publisher:

La maison des instituteurs, St.-Germain-en-Laye

Year of publication:

Unknown

Themes:

War    European history   

The picture shows the Viking siege of Paris around 885-886 AC. On the right you can see the warships of the Viking army landing on the fortified banks of the Seine River in Paris. On the right side the city wall with the watchtowers and the defensive walkway are depicted. The Viking attackers are armed with helmets, shields, lances, swords and plated mail. In the background you can see the surrounding land of Paris, looted and set on fire.