October 27, 2023
Vikings: Warriors of the Sea features 140 authentic artifacts that explore the culture and history of the ancient Vikings (8th-11th Centuries CE). Everyone will discover their favorite objects, artifacts and interactives in this exhibit (there are plenty to choose from!). We asked two curators for their favorites artifacts and why. Here are a few highlights selected by the exhibit curator from the National Museum of Denmark and Fernbank’s curator (Reflections of Culture) and Vice President of Programming and Collections.
Favorite Objects selected by Peter Penz, Vikings: Warriors of the Sea Curator
The exhibit shows Viking society as a sophisticated civilization—without ignoring the touch of mystery that still clings to their achievements and religion, giving room for the imagination.
1. Favorite Item: Fitting from a harness bow: Wolf with open jaws
2. Favorite Item: Silver Brooch
Favorite Artifact selected by Dr. Bobbi Hohmann, Vice President of Programming and Collections
3. Favorite Items: Keys