Viking scales and weights

For the classroom

The scales and weights


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© National Museums Scotland

Close-up of the seven lead weights that were buried with the scales


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© National Museums Scotland

Vikings as traders

Source: bbc.co.uk

A one minute clip, showing trader’s scales.

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/vikings-as-traders/139.html

BBC Primary history pages about Viking trade and exploration

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/trade_and_exploration/

The National Maritime Museum’s map of Viking trade routes

Source: rmg.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/files/media/pdf/Viking_routes.pdf

Viking game

Source: bbc.co.uk

An interactive game from BBC Scotland which includes information about Viking seafaring and trade.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/sysm/vikings/

Viking ships

Source: bbc.co.uk

A 9 minute video from the BBC.

See this video on bbc.co.uk http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/13968.html

Viking video

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Museum of Liverpool’s three minute video about Viking settlements, trade and ships.

See this video on liverpoolmuseums.org.uk http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/visit/galleries/peoples/changing-city/index.aspx#vikings

Building a Viking ship

Source: S2N Media Channel

A two minute animation created for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

See this video on S2N Media Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78kpzwGmBxk&feature=related

Build your own scales

Source: whatisthescience

See this video on whatisthescience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12760IJwMuU

Silver penny of Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking king of York

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_image.aspx?image=k60426.jpg&retpage=17549

Outside the classroom

Here is a selection of museums with relevant collections.

Jorvik Viking Centre, York

Source: jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk

Visit the site http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/

Museum of Liverpool

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mohttp://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Source: nms.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.nms.ac.uk

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Source: nmni.com

Visit the site http://www.nmni.com/um/

Yorkshire Museum, York

Source: yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

Viking scales and weights