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Real vikings subject of 'Gibraltar Talks' program

1:13 PM, Sep. 10, 2013
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The Gibraltar Talks series presented by the Gibraltar Historical Association focuses on Scandinavian heritage for its next program when Thea Sophia Thompson presents "Pirates, Politicians, and Poets: The People of Viking-Age Scandinavia" at 7 p.m. Sept. 12.

When people hear the word "viking," a clear image emerges in their minds, that of a menacing blond warrior with a horned helmet. However, how accurate is this image, or is it a modern stereotype? Thompson's program will explore the archaeological and literary evidence that vikings and others left behind so we can appreciate who they ...

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