Saturday, October 17, 2009

BBC - Secrets Of The Ancients - Viking Voyage


Whenever people today see wonders of the ancient world, like Stonehenge or the Pyramids, the question that always comes up is "how'd they do that? These are the questions that this documentary series tries to answer, and one thing is clear — it wasn't easy!

1. Viking Voyage

How difficult would it be sailing across the North Sea in a massive wooden boat with only a primitive sun-compass for navigation? The Vikings managed it, so in Secrets of the Ancients, an international crew decided to give it a go in a replica Viking long boat. Kind of makes our everyday reliance on the A to Z rather pathetic.

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