59158Fwd: Secrets of the Viking Sword on Nova
- Oct 1, 2012Please forgive the cross posting but I thought this would be of interest to several lists I am on.
On Wednesday, October 10th. Check your local listings.
Join NOVA to learn the “Secrets of the Viking Sword.”
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword.
Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art. Considered one of the greatest swords ever made, it remains a fearsome weapon more than a millennium after it last saw battle.
But how did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? Now, NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and finally unravel the mystery of the Viking sword.
Ealdred of Malmesbury
Dawson Lewis, Pierre SD
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