What You Know About Vikings Is Wrong

By looking at Viking DNA evidence, they found that male Vikings brought along lady Vikings with them during some of their conquests. Previously it was believed that Viking men left their wives at home when they headed out to sea to explore, but thanks to mitochondrial DNA research done on 45 Norwegian skeletons by researchers from University of Oslo, they were able to determine that women accompanied them on many of their Northern European conquests.

More research from in the journal Viking Archaeology is changing how we look at Vikings.

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