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Vikings in Ottawa
The Museum of History is the show's last Canadian stop
Vikings are Scandinavian celebrities and a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC features 500 artifacts from The Swedish History Museum that will challenge your notion of the Viking Age. Located immediately across from Ottawa, the museum’s Vikings show covers the period between 750 and 1100CE. It confronts the stereotype of Vikings as bearded barbarians with horns on their helmets and the prominent role of women with insights into family life and settlements. Areas covered also include death rituals, conquest and trade journeys as well as the power of mythology and the symbolism of their ships. The exhibit is on now through April 17. Adults $15; students (with ID) $10; kids three to 12 $8. tel: (800) 555-5621; historymuseum.ca.
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