Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Vikings in the Oder valley

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Series:

Der praktische Schulmann

Timeframe:

Antike

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Planck, W.

Publisher:

Der praktische Schulmann, Keller und Nehmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1937

Themes:

Trade    European history   

The picture shows the arrival of the bellicose and marauding sailors of the Vikings in the Oder Valley. You can see the Vikings’ ships with red-and-white striped sails and a dragon’s head. The Vikings are armed with swords, not so the dwellers of the Oder valley. Instead of weapons they brought skins, coins, and other trading goods in stoneware jugs. For trading purposes fire-seizes were accepted.