Vikings facts Selected as the most interesting among history related questions in History quiz What kind of script is this 'graffiti', carved in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople around 9th century?Viking runes. Constantinople, called Miklagard by Vikings, hosted thousands of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, who served as mercenaries of the Varangian Guard. They were famed for their battlefield skills and fierce, loyalty and drinking. They often fought for the Byzantine Empire, including fights with Arabs.Created by: MarcusXByzantine Empire facts » Who among Vikings wore horned helmets?Nobody. Popular culture picture of a Viking wearing horned helmet developed in 19th century inspired by archaeological findings that originated from Bronze Age much earlier to Vikings' times.Created by: smyruNorway facts » What was the typical weapon of a Viking?Axe. The most popular Vikings' weapons were axes, not because of greater efficiency but due to higher availability. Only few could afford swords, which were much harder to forge and required much better iron. As to hammers, they weren't used in Scandinavia almost at all. Created by: Mikołaj SołkiewiczMiddle Ages facts » What event is taken as the beginning of the Viking Age?The raid on Lindisfarne monastery. n 793, a Viking raid on Lindisfarne caused much consternation throughout the Christian west. The amazement of the English at the raids from the sea must have been matched by the amazement of the raiders at such (to them) vulnerable, wealthy and unarmed settlements.Created by: Ninjaihistory of Europe facts » What is the name of the first Viking who became the King of England?Sweyn Forkbeard the King of Dennmark and Norway in 1013 after many tries finally has conquered British soil and announced himself as the King of England. Another Vikings that became the King of England were his son Cnut and William the Conqueror.Created by: Ninjairulers facts » The sacrifices to Odin were made of ...Humans, hanging them on the tree. According to Norse Mythology, Odin hang himself for nine days on the tree called Yggdrasil.Created by: Ninjaireligions facts » Play history quiz and see all the questions.