How the Vikings are connected to the Silk Road?
Little is known of this connection and Vikings taste for silk until the discovery of the Oseberg burial mound in 1904 in Norway.
According to University of Oslo professor, Dr. Marianne Vedeler, the Vikings went very far to get silk. Discovery at the Oseberg burial mound revealed that some of silk came from Central Asia and Byzantine area.
Silk came to Scandinavia for the first time in the 9th century, she said. In addition to Norway, silk was also found in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Read more…