Before the Vikings // Evolution of the Viking Longship #1 (10,000 BC-750 AD)

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History Time

History Time

4 жыл бұрын

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History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
- Watch my latest history documentary here:- So this video was originally going to cover the entire Viking Age too, up until around 1150. It would've been ridiculously long so I will do a part two charting the years 750 to 1150. This video is part of Operation Odysseus- a mass collaboration of history KZbinrs on naval history. You can check out the other vids in the playlist here:-
Brandon Griffith
Brandon Griffith 4 ай бұрын
Beth Bartlett
Beth Bartlett 5 ай бұрын
*Been a long time since I've seen a New Upload Hope all is ok.* Beth Tennessee, USA
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson Жыл бұрын
Bornholm Island, amber washes onshore to this day.
David Lloyd Maynard
David Lloyd Maynard 2 жыл бұрын
The Armchair Historian
The Armchair Historian 4 жыл бұрын
Very professional video History time! Thanks so much for being part of the collaboration!
Rustee 2 жыл бұрын
Who’s Alexander the greater
fraai 4 жыл бұрын
@Alexandrine yes
alaskaoalaska 4 жыл бұрын
@Alexandrine I'm sure they do more then comment on each other's videos, if you know what I mean.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Thankyou! I am grateful for being a part of it!
Clu Hendrix
Clu Hendrix 2 жыл бұрын
There used to be a tv channel devoted to this kind of stuff, unfortunately it was eaten by staged reality television. Thanks for this.
Jeff Mercer
Jeff Mercer 2 ай бұрын
Yeah but History Channel
Patrik Hellberg
Patrik Hellberg 9 ай бұрын
Ron G
Ron G 9 ай бұрын
@DEAD ASTRONAUT no when it first started it was always history stuff. It didn't have any reality crap.
Craig Locklear
Craig Locklear 10 ай бұрын
@Clu Hendrix don't forget about road rules! Lol showing my age I guess
Jan Gelbrich
Jan Gelbrich 4 жыл бұрын
I can hardly believe that this is NOT a TV program but a "homemade" video? It is extremely professional, declassing many other TV programs and video documentaries out there!
Vinayak Gly
Vinayak Gly 7 ай бұрын
@bakters ssqwm
Vinayak Gly
Vinayak Gly 7 ай бұрын
@bakters aaA
Vinayak Gly
Vinayak Gly 7 ай бұрын
@bakters aaA
Vinayak Gly
Vinayak Gly 7 ай бұрын
@bakters wmmmmm
TheZeptux 4 жыл бұрын
The best history channel on youtube by a mile. As a norwegian, i personally love the viking videos such as this. Your content is 10/10 mate, keep em coming!
J Turtle
J Turtle Жыл бұрын
@Paweł Wend well, that confused me about Sigrid The Haughty. I have her as Sigrid Tostesdottir.
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 3 жыл бұрын
@nosagni divad Give to God and Gods what is divine.
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 3 жыл бұрын
Poland =
glacier activity
glacier activity 3 жыл бұрын
As a Scandinavian Quarternary geologist/paleoclimatologist with an obvious interest in time, I can only congratulate the person/people behind this channel and documentaries. Having just discovered your needle of the youtube haystack and watched a couple of your videos that I am at least semiprofessionally capable to test for accuracy I am thoroughly impressed. To the point that I am actually feeling a bit moved amidst even huge networks going "new research may indicate (insert sensational)" completely without context and what is the broad academic theories that allow for hypotheses to be grounded. If I had a family member asked to write a high-school essay on a topic, I would not hesitate to watch through your videos to get a broad overlook (with the typical critical advice) as I can only vouch for the Earth Science side of facts - which are more than accurate for this purpose). I really wish some network bothered to take a look at what you (and your community) are doing here on youtube. To watch large network flying some conspiracy theoreticians around to archaeological sites to prove UFOs or whatever may bring in cash. To decide that every story must "be in the footsteps of Odin" may bring in viewers. Personally, I find your work so freeing. Demonstrating that scripting a very well written narrative about "what is known" can be as engaging and existing as wondering if someone does find the UFO evidence in tonight's episode (spoiler alert - they don't). If BBC Earth grew a pair and dared to try their "slow TV" narrated approach to the natural world on prehistoric humanity and archaeology, I am sure the audience is "big enough". Maybe not so big that they can afford to send huge camera crews to every corner of the planet for weeks and months to capture the most amazing wildlife images ever. But big enough to narrate the basic historical understanding of events (A bit like Cosmos). No sensation needed. (Even though it was just published that a Roman coin (Marcus Aurelius) and a richly decorated Viking sword (richly decorated) has recently been found in "Northern Norway" - which is at least a small sensation).
Jack King
Jack King 13 күн бұрын
Troov 7 ай бұрын
"paleoclimatologist" watch out everybody
Kåre Johnny
Kåre Johnny Жыл бұрын
Im Norwegian and I've never felt a real connection to my country's pre-viking era history before watching your videos. Thank you for making these great videos.
TENGIL 4 жыл бұрын
The production value of this video is astounding! This could be it's own TV documentary
K 4 жыл бұрын
*its own
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks so much!
Anmordal-Swe 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you so much for displaying and promoting our incredible heritage in such accurate and tasteful manner! Greetings from Scandinavia!
TheBarser 2 жыл бұрын
I just watched this episode again, and it is really well done. I love the way you tell the history. I am from Northern Denmark and it it said that the Cimbri tribe came from up here. We have lots of places and stuff named after the Cimbri here. Lots of burial mounds around from the bronze age also. I grew up living 500 meters from Lindholm Høje which is a big viking site. Was always fascinated by these things.
J W 4 жыл бұрын
Dude this is more informative, better constructed, more modern, and more entertaining than any history lecture I have ever been forced to sit through. Excellent work sir!!
Theturtleowl 3 жыл бұрын
The quality of this is beyond what I imaged would and could be done for KZbin. It has everything to be broadcast on TV. You are amazing.
Stian B
Stian B 2 жыл бұрын
The only issue I can point out with this video, is that the Oseberg Ship is used in some places where the topic is about the Gokstad Ship. But the Oseberg Ship is way more featured in photos, and had a more well documented excavation. Also as the two ships are displayed together, it is easy to mix them up in searches, because the Oseber Ship is always featured more as a symbol of the viking age in Norway. I think the creator knew this though. I don't think it is misleading to use photos of something closely related, when other footage is unavailable. The quality of this is much higher than what you would ever expect from youtube! even professional productions could learn from this guy. The video was informative, and as a fan of this time in history (being a local from the area of Borre and the Oseberg Ship-grave) I learned, and developed my perspective. Whoever disliked this video just missed the like button
Euan Kennedy
Euan Kennedy 4 жыл бұрын
Brilliant work. It can't have been easy to bring all the threads of this story together so clearly. The history is the star here, with a story teller who isn't trying to fight it for attention. No gimmicks, just fascinating information and some images that bring it to life.
Justin Myers
Justin Myers 4 жыл бұрын
I always enjoy your videos so much. You're easily one of the best history channels I've found on KZbin, and I recommend you to anyone I talk to who is interested in history. Thanks for all that you do, your work is loved and appreciated.
Phyllis Hamilton
Phyllis Hamilton 4 жыл бұрын
Excellent video -- a true learning experience -- a mature and well-narrated presentation, full of knowledge and detail; blessedly free of pop gimmicks and simpleminded interpretation. It is so heartening to know that excellent work is being created today. Congratulations to everyone on your team!
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
That would be just me. Thanks very much. So glad you like it!
Mads Hyld Peitersen
Mads Hyld Peitersen 3 жыл бұрын
Greatings from Copenhagen Denmark @HistoryTime Thank you for the great Viking history videos. To those of you that are interested in knowing more about the Trundholm Chariot 19:27 or The sun wagon (Solvognen in Danish). In Nordic mythology, two horses Skinfaxi and Hrímfaxi represents (day) and (night). In this case its Skinfaxe that are pulling Dagr's (day) Chariot with the sun across the sky. Its his shining mane that lights up the sky and the earth below. Hrímfaxi (or rimefrost mane) represents Nótt (the night).
Marc Swanson
Marc Swanson 4 жыл бұрын
I'm looking forward to part 2. Your overview is commendable. One could spend a lifetime studying the culture(s) and history of these related groups from the Neolithic period to 1066 and only scratch the surface.
Cogito 4 жыл бұрын
You really went above and beyond for this video :O Love it.
Aurinkohirvi 4 жыл бұрын
I rather hope not, it has quite big errors.
Melody Maker
Melody Maker 4 жыл бұрын
Nice work.
Melody Maker
Melody Maker 4 жыл бұрын
Good job
Upcycle Electronics
Upcycle Electronics 4 жыл бұрын
Started watching Cogito's video as a break from a super long AVR microcontroller assembly language tutorial bc it was on top of my main feed and the path of least resistance....I dropped everything, procrastinated my plans, and started the playlist from the beginning. I'm on a subscriber's binge now. I've picked up 3 so far. This is cool. Do this more guys.
Movie Jose
Movie Jose 4 жыл бұрын
@History Time Better in my opinion than most BBC documentaries. Imagine how much bigger their budgets are also.
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson 4 жыл бұрын
The weavers guild of that time made a sea going suit for North Atlantic travel that was superior to current day arctic survival suits. They were the last known to use Eldar Futhark to communicate.
Stefan Milo
Stefan Milo 4 жыл бұрын
You deserve your own Netflix series!
Tony Law
Tony Law 2 жыл бұрын
You too mate
Strings and Beard
Strings and Beard 2 жыл бұрын
I second that
flowerbomb333 2 жыл бұрын
Jamie Laframboise
Jamie Laframboise 2 жыл бұрын
I'd watch that !! Does anyone remember when the history channel actually played documentaries? Lol!
Spacey Tracey
Spacey Tracey 2 жыл бұрын
Elvira 2 жыл бұрын
I've seen the treasures of the ships, and the strangest thing was that the bridles would still fit my Icelandic horse despite being over a 1000 years old. I know the breed is old, but seeing the bridles hanging there and knowing the size of my horse's head, it was a little mind-blowing. Just like seeing those nearly perfect ships. It's incredible how well preserved they are!
AvalonAudioVisual Жыл бұрын
I grew up riding horses in Newfoundland, the site of a viking settlement. Some of the saddles and other tools and relics we used were so old, but worked perfectly, makes one truly appreciate how even a thousand years as you mentioned is only a blink of an eye.
Bontebok 4 жыл бұрын
This is by far the best of the Operation Odysseus videos, remarkably detailed and interesting. Thanks for your hard work!
Epimetheus 4 жыл бұрын
A really great video, learned a lot. Interesting the variety of the Dragon ships.
Red Toberts
Red Toberts 2 жыл бұрын
my toughts thanks for the insight. We all share Scandanavian blood. Mine's pretty dilute but still there.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks so much! I was just watching your video. Really great stuff
Artur M.
Artur M. 4 жыл бұрын
Magnificent documentary! Operation Odysseus is really spoiling us.
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 3 жыл бұрын
(L)Aesir Laesir is the Old Norse term for the Ljachar, a people near the Vistula in Poland" "Slavic word ispolin, spolin ("giant")"
Blackbeard 4 жыл бұрын
It's a really great idea. Showed me some good history channels I didn't know yet, too.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Glad you liked it my friend. It's a really great playlist.
Ungrateful Peasant
Ungrateful Peasant 4 жыл бұрын
Outstanding job putting all of the pieces of this complicated puzzle together. This is the single most interesting documentary that I have seen to date on Scandinavian history.
h. lloyd
h. lloyd 3 жыл бұрын
Fantastic vid, not only the big picture to show historical context, but you add real artifacts in their historical place to show detail and culture, helping many to connect to their heritage. Would love to have you tackle the Frisians, and other 'missing from history' cultures, I'm sure you would have another big hit in your pocket. You have a gift, not many can do what you do!
Bluejester271 4 жыл бұрын
The way you present information is extremely engaging. Both my partner and I work in education and I've gotta say, you have a real talent for this. I've seen many big budget documentaries that are far less engaging, informative and really don't hold a candle to your presentations. Massively impressive.
Iraq Afghanistan Marine
Iraq Afghanistan Marine 2 жыл бұрын
Just found your channel and very impressed. Professional, insightful, well documented, and superbly narrated. You have a new sub!!!
Joshua Andrejko
Joshua Andrejko 3 жыл бұрын
Please keep doing these playlists with multiple channels! Such a great series.
Rasmus.B 2 жыл бұрын
I live in a small village in southern Sweden. In the woods a couple km from here is a kings grave dating about 2000 BC along with massgraves as far as the eye can see. I love it.
Hidden Thicket
Hidden Thicket 4 жыл бұрын
Wait, this is part of a youtube collaboration? I thought I'd found a documentary from television. What incredible work! Very professional!
echalone 4 жыл бұрын
Operation Odysseus showed me so many great channels I didn't know and already love. This was a great idea! Thank you for taking part :)
Tommy Johansson
Tommy Johansson 4 жыл бұрын
Freewheling... still wonderfully paced! Would love to see a sequel on how the German Kogg type ship led to a transformation of Viking society to the feudals. Thx for a great production!
Revert 4 жыл бұрын
This video so well produced. Bravo, sir! Thoroughly enjoyed watching it. I would love to see you do something on Danube valley or Starčevo cultures. Have a great day :)
PhantomPhool 3 жыл бұрын
This feels like one of those history based movies that museums have on constantly, and honestly? I dig it
Stingray Bob
Stingray Bob 4 жыл бұрын
Production values are astounding on this one - bravo!
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks so much! Appreciate it
Hitch Hiker
Hitch Hiker 4 жыл бұрын
A truly high quality production and very interesting story lines. Thank you.
Violating Panda
Violating Panda 4 жыл бұрын
This was a treat to watch, fantastic! Please do more!
HiddenHistory 4 жыл бұрын
I really like how you've told history from a unique perspective - that of boats. I've not seen _anything_ like this done before...
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Glad you liked it! Part 2 coming at some point covering the years 750-1150!
Juanfrancisco Costa
Juanfrancisco Costa 3 жыл бұрын
So good to see people so dedicated to these beautiful craft you make, sir. Thank you very much.
Jack Haveman
Jack Haveman 4 жыл бұрын
You do amazing stuff and I really enjoy your videos. I'd really like to see something about the history of the Frisians. Frisii seems to sit there, on those maps, and is only mentioned in passing in most of the videos of this type. Yet the North Sea was once named after them so they must have held a great deal of importance in the politics of the region at that time. I think that you would do their history justice in your normal thorough manner. Just a suggestion but I'd rather have you do it than some of the other so-called historians.
Bödvar 3 жыл бұрын
Here is some frisian history for you, they were sacked and raped by vikings to such a large extent that the average dutch today have atleast 20% scandinavian blood.
Sesketh, the dragon with the girl tattoo
Sesketh, the dragon with the girl tattoo 4 жыл бұрын
I second that! Considering that the Frisians are clearer and clearer becoming a major southern 'branche' of what would once become the 'vikings' and are seen as forming a part of the Swedish/Norwegean/Danish coastal cultures reaching even as south as the Belgian and northern French coast to around Dunekerk. Sources are sparse and we have to depend on single mentions as participants in otherwise already sparse and unclear later sources. What handicaps our knowledge even further is that those coasts do not have stony grounds on which to inscribe the early drawings of the more northern parts or conserve burrials in the marshy, clayrich but often organic and regularly flooded grounds. But finds of complete and partial boats make clear that the marshy and overall watery grounds, not unlike like the modern Waddenzee, may have played a part - perhaps, based on the stories of their prominence in trade and transport of goods in the early middle ages - maybe even a major part, in the developement of the typical nordic ships. And there is to my knowledge no source or reason, to keep the Frisians out of the world of the early nordic coastal cultures. As far as we know they used the same languageses, cultures, religions and interests. So it would probably be correct in my opinion to include them and give them the place they probably played according to Beowulf, other saga's, shipfinds and mentions in sparse later literature.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
A great idea. The Frisians were indeed major players in the Early Middle Ages. Until the Franks put an end to their independence. I will certainly be covering their fascinating history.
Jörg Westermann
Jörg Westermann 4 жыл бұрын
I am from Germany so it is a little bit difficult to understand but it s the best Vid about this Period of History I have ever seen. Amazing. There is nothing to find similar in German Television. All Thumbs up👍👍✌
Unknowner Жыл бұрын
@Bajingo lot of Germans have Scandinavian dna….
Jørgensen Bo
Jørgensen Bo 2 жыл бұрын
Jaydan Smith; no - they did not. The well known Hedeby (today 30kms south of the Danish border) was a Danish settlement, which is today in Germany, due to some unfortunate wars between Denmark and Germany a good 150 years ago, which Denmark lost in the end. The border to Scandinavia was for more than 1000 years and until 1864 The Dannevirke - stretching from south of Slesvig to the West coast. A thousand years ago Hedeby had absolutely nothing to do with Germany. You better grab that book yourself - before speaking 😁
Baumer 2 жыл бұрын
kev WHUFC this is debatable as we know norway was doing this already from year 500 but not with longships there is no evidence of longships til year 800 none
Baumer 2 жыл бұрын
Why they joined germany instead of scandinavia however i do not know
gonzo247 4 жыл бұрын
So many good history vids these days. Very good job man!
BuckeeeP 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you to you and the other Naval History uTubers for collaborating to produce this video. Your video is an important historical record. Sadly, Scandinavia's history is being recast to fit a new 'global' culture.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Glad you liked it!
ML69898 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for presenting topics that are rarely covered on TV or in documentaries. Your attention to sources and depth in details will only help the number of history admirers grow.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
ML69898 thanks so much friend. Really glad you liked it
fuzzel 4 жыл бұрын
Early sails were used like kites. Most of the force was transmitted by what would later become the back stays. The mast was just there to carry the weight of the sail. You'll find these in ancient Egyptian reliefs.
Anders Schmich
Anders Schmich 4 жыл бұрын
Wow, videos covering prehistoric European civilization are few and far between, great work. It would be fantastic if you eventually did something on the ancient Sardinian Nuragic civilization.
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 3 жыл бұрын
(L)Aesir Laesir is the Old Norse term for the Ljachar, a people near the Vistula in Poland" "Slavic word ispolin, spolin ("giant")"
Anders Schmich
Anders Schmich 4 жыл бұрын
@Wayward Son I guess I just meant that the people themselves didn't leave us a written record, not that nobody was writing at the time.
Wayward Son
Wayward Son 4 жыл бұрын
Hardly prehistoric.
Jim Wills
Jim Wills 4 жыл бұрын
Anders Schmich Sardinian Nuragic civilization. Land of the giants.
Phillip A. Demick
Phillip A. Demick 4 жыл бұрын
Yah, I would very much like the see more of this, also. Has anyone looked into the similarities between the Vekso Helmets & the figures of the Shardana? The have the same rounded horns & center hook. Overly Sarcastic Productions pointed out: there's a theory that the Laetrygoian giants were Norwegian. Odysseus' lengthy journey makes more sense if he was required, by his alliance, to raid as far North as Norway; after the fall of Troy.
Mole Catcher
Mole Catcher 4 жыл бұрын
This is an excellent video, well researched and very well presented. One minor comment on the Scandinavian Settlement map at the very end of the video: I think that you have omitted to show areas of Scandinavian settlement for Cumbria (North-West England), Galloway (South-West Scotland) and for the Kingdom of the Isles (off the West Coast of Scotland) although you have included, Mann and the Northern Hebrides. In Galloway the settlement was by Norse-Gaels who were of mixed Norse/Gaelic ancestry (covered in Wikipedia and elsewhere). It is believed that Norn survived as a spoken language in the Hebrides until the sixteenth century.
KittySunshineBandit 123
KittySunshineBandit 123 3 жыл бұрын
Mole Catcher some are using the Balltanica. Whikki Pedea is not aquit. There's Yas been many changes made to it.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks for watching man. Glad you enjoyed it. Actually I have already covered some of the Scandinavian settlement you've mentioned, and will be making many more videos on the subject. If I could make all of the maps and animate them I would, but computer skills not that good ..
Anne Schantl
Anne Schantl 2 жыл бұрын
You do very good work. I enjoyed this immensely. You are to be commended for the work and attention to detail this requires. Regards from Australia.
Y Z 4 жыл бұрын
Your work is BEAUTIFUL! You are filling in (possibly) many gaps in the history of the world as we seem to know it..Things I have speculated about from an early age..In particular the relationships between not only European, or Indo European peoples and Asian peoples but "NEW WORLD" ...and even beyond that going both way back into prehistoric considerations...If anyone deserves funding and support, this is it...Not the only example, but should be fully supported by those who have that set of resources ...again power...
Groundbreak Games
Groundbreak Games 4 жыл бұрын
The craftsmanship of that boat is astounding. These were complex people. Really awesome stuff.
E l e c t r i c K o o l - A i d
E l e c t r i c K o o l - A i d 4 жыл бұрын
Watching this channel for the first time and I’m just beyond impressed. As an avid history lover these videos are amazing. I’ve seen everything there is to see about The Vikings and Anglo Saxons and beyond. Now because of this channel I have new content to listen to and watch. Thank you for everything your doing. Keep up the great work 🤙🏼🙏🏼
mark mcgary
mark mcgary 4 жыл бұрын
Well executed history of long ship. In particular, rock art merging with artifacts....weapons, capture the development of sail. I watched part 1 captivated by maps and narrative. Very well done. Thank you for posting. M.
Brotha Liphted
Brotha Liphted 4 жыл бұрын
I'm so happy all my favorite channels are working together. Epi, you, Tigerstar, y'all are great!
Gerald Hammond
Gerald Hammond 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks for a list to checkout
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Some really amazing videos in the playlist!
Alastair 4 жыл бұрын
Terrific video. The pace is spot on- leaves a bit of space but not too slow. The music is not too intrusive either, just atmospheric textures and not trying to compete. Quite moving too. Thanks very much.
Ole Olson
Ole Olson 2 жыл бұрын
This is fascinating. Going to have to rewatch the whole series again.
mark vines
mark vines 4 жыл бұрын
I just found this channel and I was impressed enough to subscribe half way through. Great job!
chris chrisson
chris chrisson 4 жыл бұрын
You earned it. I've never heard anyone who knows more about history than you. And I'm no academic slouch either. Have an M.S in psychology and I study history as a bobby. Unsurpassed. Thank you for your hard work. Edit: I added this in the wrong spot.
Ice Man
Ice Man 4 жыл бұрын
You are a master of the written word and you really perfected yourself on setting up the appropriate atmosphere! Nicee!
Frosty 4 жыл бұрын
Felice Vinci has a very strong theory about Homers epic tales not beeing a boat trip around the medeiterranean sea ... but actually to the nordic areas. This is quite apparant on the descriptions .... people loving mead and ale, dressed in heavy coats and furs... And those endless long days... The greek islands aint really very well known for their cold, snowy and foggy climate. Historians biggest issue is underestimating our ancestors... they were more capable than we expect.
Fred Lougee
Fred Lougee 3 жыл бұрын
selpmax Been a very long time since I read The Odyssey. Maybe the mid 1990s? There was a big-budget made-for-TV adaptation about then and I found a Penguin Classics edition of the epic laying about, seemed like a good opportunity to read by choice something I had been given a light brushing over in high school. Anyway, having the source material. No furs per se. Woolen cloaks and shirts, unquote. I think someone is relying on a large number of people having not read the actual tale and willing to take him at his word, that Odysseus's men were provided with furs and plied with mead, to justify his hypothesis that the Odyssey took place in the Baltic.
Fred Lougee
Fred Lougee 3 жыл бұрын
selpmax Well, there is the bit where Cerce turns the crew into beasts. Maybe they had sailed all the way to the Baltic from Troy (talk about getting lost) Cerce gave the crew heavy furs to wear, but Odysseus thought that the crew had been transformed into animals. Naw. I don't buy it either.
Azlatan10 4 жыл бұрын
Norse history always attracts me! A great job by video creator! Marvelous video!
Youmakemefart 4 жыл бұрын
Love this vid, love this channel, love the cooperation with the other history channels!
Earðwülf 7 ай бұрын
Exceptionally well made documentary. Detailed historical narration of the highest quality. I consider myself well read on history but regarding deep history I learned a lot here. I'm three years late but better late than never. Only thing I would point out is that 'Geats' (coincidentally Beowulfs people) is pronounced 'Geets'
Neil Óg
Neil Óg 2 жыл бұрын
Great video. The English have a cultural claim to the Nydham Ship. Its location in Danish Schleswig and date of origin (300-400AD) make it possibly built by the Angles, although it may be impossible to verify, as it could just as well have been sailed over by nearby Scandinavians. Jutlandish and Scandiavian clinker boat-building technology must have been the same at this time.
madsdahlc 4 жыл бұрын
Hallo from Denmark Historytime. Great video. I like how you use sol vognen(as its called in danish ) or the Sun wagon in the bronze age section of the video . Yes Denmark was a part of great Trade network. Baltic amber from Denmark has been found in mycenean King graves in Greece and as far away Egypt and Syria. This video gets a👍🏻 from me. I like it
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 2 жыл бұрын
@Ó Donnabháin Iverssen
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 2 жыл бұрын
@Ó Donnabháin Iverssen Because deleted my comment.
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 2 жыл бұрын
@Ó Donnabháin Iverssen History Time = Censorship
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 2 жыл бұрын
@Sophie Seeker So where are they now ??? = Ancient North
Erik TheViking
Erik TheViking 4 жыл бұрын
The Ice Age map shown at 12:30 is the extent of the ice at 24 000 years ago, and NOT at 10 000 years ago. The last Glacial Maximum was from 26500 years BP to about 20 000 years BP. And then the ice melted rapidly, which is reflected in the rising sea levels. The period from 20 000 to 13 000 years BP was warmer. Then the Younger Dryas set in. This was a temprary setback to the warming trend, lasting 12,900 to c. 11,700 years BP. And During the Younger Dryas the glaciers grew again, but NOT to the extent shown in the map at 12 minutes 30 seconds in the video. In Norway, the ice sheet reached halfway from the highest mountains to the coast, as a floating ice mass on the fjords. The glaciers on land went slightly less far towards the coast. So much of Norway, and the rest of Scandinavia was free of ice also in the Younger Dryas. It is clear that already at 18 000 BP most of Norway was already Ice free, with even mountain areas showing evidence of plant growth. But some ice still remained, and in some areas the ice sheets grew again when the Younger Dryas set in, and in other areas the retreat just stopped. So already at 18 000 years BP people could have migrated into Scandinavia and still have survived the Younger Dryas up until today.
Jussi Kankinen
Jussi Kankinen 3 жыл бұрын
3 kilometer ice 12000 years ago
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 3 жыл бұрын
(L)Aesir Laesir is the Old Norse term for the Ljachar, a people near the Vistula in Poland" "Slavic word ispolin, spolin ("giant")"
humble PI
humble PI 3 жыл бұрын
There is some great works by emeritus Prof Barry Cunliffe, emeritus Prof Bryan Sykes, Dr Stephen Oppenheimer, et al, who talk of the movements of groups of people with the last Glacial Maximum and Younger Dryas, and using the latest robust Gene Mapping (not the ones from, liguistics, and archaeology, they strongly suggest there were two main refuges used by the peoples who made up the British Isles. The came from the refuge in what was then Galacia - northern Iberia - up along the western Atlantic Seaboard. The other refuge was believed to be in the Balkans, and as the ice retreated the people made their way up through central Europe, through what is today, Ukraine, into Finland...through Karelia, and then down through Sweden and Norway. Sea levels were different then and it was likely not to have been an arduous sea journey across from Scandinavia to northern and western Scotland and down to Ireland. These people became the Celts in the British Isles and traded up and down the Atlantic Seaboard, from Portugal and northern Spain, up through western France, through Brittany, then across to the British Isles. The Celts did similar to the Scandinavians in that they used the great rivers of Europe as a means to penetrate, trade, pillage, and explore deep into the European heartland - it used to be thought that the Celts originated around central Europe and spread west, ending up at the fringes, being the British Isles, but that has now been discounted and current evidence suggests the the Celts, as a group with similar customs and languages, originated in the British Isles and spread eastward.
ITS YE BOI 4 жыл бұрын
Some people surely did survive, the ones who didnt get wiped out by this.
Erik TheViking
Erik TheViking 4 жыл бұрын
Eric James Let's just say it is PROBABLY correct ;)
Naja Abelsen
Naja Abelsen 4 жыл бұрын
Hi History Time, great video of my ancestors history. Really good, but there is a little slip on the map around 19:40 as the danish people also found and traded lots and lots of amber, and our museums are filled with grave founds of heavily amberdecorated bodies, or just loads of amber alone with thousands of amberpearls in one find alone. and that is from the stone age too. Fine carved figurines in amber of the prey animals
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Hey there. They sure did. As far as I am aware the amber was taken from the Baltic Coasts, not actually the territory of Denmark proper.
Adam Mielniczek
Adam Mielniczek 4 жыл бұрын
Another-42!minutes of fantastic stories.And so much detailed.Hats from the heads!
Adam Mielniczek
Adam Mielniczek 4 жыл бұрын
@History Time U r very welcome Man.I felt yesterday like a kid,watching a great story tale-like a legend or mythology-only that is a history.Can`t wait to see next one.Thank U very much Man.
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Adam Mielniczek thanks friend. Glad you liked it
Lee Wardle
Lee Wardle 4 жыл бұрын
A wonderfully objective documentary, well done.
John H. Ristine
John H. Ristine 4 жыл бұрын
Thank you for the depiction of retreating ice and the lower sea level (12.00 minutes). I'm studying the era of the land bridge, the spread of language andthe concept of Doggerland.
L K 4 жыл бұрын
Really interesting documentary. Thank you. Even in modern Norway a journey by car from Bergen to Trondheim will have to be carefully planned and may take almost a whole day depending on weather conditions. The same journey by car in England would be a matter of just over 3 hours.
Alfredo Jonstone
Alfredo Jonstone 4 жыл бұрын
Superb as ever. Who knew that in the 21 st century the true successors to Michael Wood etc would be on an internet channel. Amazing comparing your videos or Indi's Great war series to what passes for "history" for the masses today on TV (all of them). No wonder some people think giants and monsters are real - if that is all they are shown all the time. We truly are living in the first decade of the Age of The Stupids - though we probably will not get many more..........................
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
To even be mentioned in the same breathe as Michael Wood is such an honour. He is the absolute pinnacle of tv historian and probably the single biggest inspiration for me to start the channel.
John Dix
John Dix 4 жыл бұрын
Very interesting commentary almost all the way through the video. The mythic drawing repeatedly shown of four elongated figures reminded me of Australian aborigine cave paintings though without the the sun symbols in their torsos. Thank you.
Karl 4 жыл бұрын
Sincere respect for such professional production and such serious and well researched presentation. This is true educational program. Thanks a lot.
Søren Bech Jensen
Søren Bech Jensen 4 жыл бұрын
I'm a Dane, and did think I had my vikings down. Yet here is so much new knowledge I did not have already. Very well done indeed!
Grandliseur 5 ай бұрын
Enjoyable video! Thank you. Grew up on Als, so I'm having fun listening to your pronunciation of Danish names. Haven't been living there for nearly 50 years.
neurokrash 2 жыл бұрын
I somehow imagine a viking having a bronze age horned helmet as a family heirloom and how they probably told stories of these lost people
E N 4 жыл бұрын
I liked this video after the first minute. You have a gift man. You always take us for a Norse Saga haha
Ratio Unkn
Ratio Unkn 2 жыл бұрын
Wow, just wow. I love stuff like this. Easily better than most ridiculously funded tv shows. Incredible my friend!
nightlightabcd 4 жыл бұрын
Great video and documentary! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Mike Naughton
Mike Naughton 3 жыл бұрын
Thank you for this really well done production.
Dave Hallett
Dave Hallett 4 жыл бұрын
Congratulations on your very well researched channel and on your devoted fans. Long may you run
Charles Hendrick
Charles Hendrick 3 жыл бұрын
Applause!!!! Young man... every time I see one of your vids I say to myself... one of the best I have ever seen. Again here, you do not disappoint. Thanks you ever so much... as this is the much ignored history of my ancestors. I know you have done some vids regarding myths/ religions etc. (getting some people all stirred up too) Would love to see you do one on the gods these people worshiped ... Odin, Freyya and the like. At least I know you would do it justice compared to some that I have seen. Again,, thanks!!!!
Dean Buss
Dean Buss 4 жыл бұрын
Nordic history is so, so cool! This documentary riveting !👍
Sterlin Walker
Sterlin Walker 2 жыл бұрын
my toughts For someone who claims to like history, you should learn about etymology.
Paweł Wend
Paweł Wend 3 жыл бұрын
(L)Aesir Laesir is the Old Norse term for the Ljachar, a people near the Vistula in Poland" "Slavic word ispolin, spolin ("giant")"
Jack Deily
Jack Deily 3 жыл бұрын
@Sterlin Walker They had a very heteroethninc slave population, with many Slavic and Celtic workers. The Romans claimed that the only resource for them to take from Germania were slaves. The Tlingit of Alaska took slaves. The Calevullauni, Seubi, Visigoth, And Saxons took slaves. The Muslims took slaves, as well as sold them to other countries. Everyone has taken slaves at one point in history. It is an ugly fact, but as is war, and Imperialism. For the vikings (I am unsure if the same could be said within the Ottoman world) it absolutely had nothing to do with race.
Alex Dunphy
Alex Dunphy 3 жыл бұрын
Best history channel hands down! Please do more on neolithic-iron age Europe!
DOSE OF ONE PIECE 3 жыл бұрын
If only there are translations it would've been legendary because it's already great
Hank Lovechild
Hank Lovechild 4 жыл бұрын
Another beautiful video. Keep up the fantastic work!
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Hank Lovechild thankyou friend ! So much more on the way!
R Elise
R Elise 4 жыл бұрын
Great work! You did a wonderful job!
History Time
History Time 4 жыл бұрын
Thanks glad you liked it!
Brother Bro Vet
Brother Bro Vet 8 күн бұрын
@History Time the Viking ship from the Chicago's World's Fair has been stored in a pavilion in Geneva, IL at a private park called "Templar Park", a tea totaling Swedish non-profit that was popular among Swedes in Chicago at that time. It's just sitting there. I lived within sight of it for 17yrs. It's sad to see it not on the water.
ᛃᚨᚠᚾᚺᚨᚱᚱ 4 жыл бұрын
A large viking settlement has just been excavated in Varberg west coast of Sweden, Arabic coins, long house, graves of humans and animals , gold and silver coins. I talked to the lady digging and she said this is the best findings she has done in her 30 year career
våld 2 жыл бұрын
Woiller- Relic Swedish Vikings were the ruling class of the rus. They even wanted them back efter chasing them away.
Che G
Che G 2 жыл бұрын
Woiller- Relic It could also be that they came from a "vik" originally. There's a lot of natural bays in the entire Scandinavia.
Tony So
Tony So 2 жыл бұрын
@ᛃᚨᚠᚾᚺᚨᚱᚱ Didnt know that, thanks.
ᛃᚨᚠᚾᚺᚨᚱᚱ 2 жыл бұрын
@Tony So the name Rus, comes from Roslagen, the name of an area in eastern Sweden
2 dimitropolis
2 dimitropolis 2 жыл бұрын
Lies and falsifying history
R3D 4 жыл бұрын
The difficulty of travel is one of the reasons we have such a big variation of dialects in Norway. Some valleys that are geographically close, but divided by massive mountains have completely different dialects, to such a degree that it's sometimes difficult to understand each other. NRK (state broadcaster) made an interesting example of this, where they put one man from Kristiansund, and one from a valley deep in Telemark in a challenge - where the goal was to use cooperation to build a model bridge. Their only way of communicating was language, because they had a curtain between them. Let's put it this way, they could barely understand what the other person said and their bridges barely looked the same.
Holo Holopainen
Holo Holopainen 4 жыл бұрын
This IS GREAT ! NyNorsk / Bokmal - are Well know / but at other places They Even Have " Own languages " IS facinating !
Sebastian 4 жыл бұрын
The picture of people working on the logs at 8.15 is in Fact a picture from Roskilde harbour, where i live and they work on making replicas of viking ships Right there, the Big concrete building you see on the picture afterwards is a museum dedicated to viking ships, where they have stationed the original ships from roskilde fjord, once the vikings here sank so Many of Their Own ships here in an effort to block their attackers from sailing in !
dekko 4 жыл бұрын
That ancient art is beautiful!!! Never seen that before and I really enjoy it
Paul McAughey
Paul McAughey Жыл бұрын
I was wondering if you have a video on all the different types of Viking ships. If you do, could you please give us a link? And if not, I believe that would be a great video to show.
TheRobertw82 2 жыл бұрын
What a GREAT video. Subbed! I miss educational documentations like this.
Angus Matthews
Angus Matthews 4 жыл бұрын
Came for boats got the whole scandnavian history
Anthony Warren
Anthony Warren 2 жыл бұрын
His history of northern migration is wrong. People don't leave what is familiar for " new opportunities " as he says. People migrate for 2 reasons. Lack of resources and conflict. There is still a missing history to Europe and himan migration as a whole.
Thor Bridge
Thor Bridge 4 жыл бұрын
This is only a fraction of the history
William Cox
William Cox 4 жыл бұрын
Very enjoyable and enlightening. Thanks for posting!
Paul Ingvarsson
Paul Ingvarsson 4 жыл бұрын
A professional performance ! I did not know about the Nydam ship, Thanks for this. However I have one remark on the earlier history valid for total Europe : It has now been proven that there has been 3 major contributions to the inhabitants. The first were hunter-gatherers ( some endured in Iberian Peninsula during ice age), second were the farmers from Anatolia etc. Latest large inflow/inluence came from the Yamnya, who also brought Indo-european language.
Anti Wacks
Anti Wacks Жыл бұрын
You could find lots of ships in Scandinavia if you just wanted to. There are, i believe, about 200 big mounds only in Sweden.
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