VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND
Mar 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Denver!
Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated a million people around the world. Vikings: Beyond the Legend lays waste to the one-dimensional stereotype of bearded barbarians with horned helmets. Marvel instead at a culture of surprising refinement, complexity, and achievement, and a supernatural world inhabited by Thor, Odin, and other gods and giants. Fresh insights revealed through new archaeological discoveries and more than 500 treasures, many never before seen outside of Scandinavia, show why the Vikings will always capture our imagination.
See full-scale model Viking ships.
Virtually excavate a Viking ship layer by layer, uncovering rich discoveries like weapons, tools, and animals just as archaeologists did.
Examine dozens of artifacts showing the work of highly skilled craftspeople who used many different materials, including textiles, wood, metal, bone, leather, glass, and ceramics.
Experience Viking daily life by engaging in activities that explore traditional clothing, competing in authentic Viking games, and testing your strength using an accurate model of a Viking sword.
Learn about Norse mythology and see displays of beautifully crafted swords and armor, and religious iconography, including the earliest known Scandinavian crucifix.