Viking Trade Routes explained - All you need to know

The trade network of the Vikings stretched from Greenland to Baghdad and beyond. The rivers of Russia and Europe made for great trade routes where you could sail, row or push the Viking dragon long ships and reach far away trade centers such as Konstantinopel (Constantinople), Baghdad and beyond. Viking trade routes explained all that you need to know. All this wealth from trading, exploring and plundering were brought back to Scandinavia and the new trade towns emerged, important trade cities such as Birka, Hedeby, Kaupang, Ribe, York and Dublin. The export and import objects of the Viking age were silver, gold, gemstones, jewelry, ivory, spices and much more. Lots of profit to be made with the newly emerged viking economy that replaced bartering and instead used silver as the main currency of trade, Arabic silver dirhems in particular. Trade routes along rivers, coast, Mediterranean and inland sees such as the black sea and baltic sea saw a huge increase in trade during the Viking age. Trade economy and history in this documentary style show with old maps and drawings.



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