In the Footsteps of the Vikings
Travel trough the Europe following the ancient Vikings' routes!
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The Vikings once travelled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and even America. So more and more cities and municipalities will be shown in FoVi portal by the time. Enjoy travelling In the Footsteps of the Vikings! It's free thanks to our sponsors. The game will be released spring 2012.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great 1703. From 1713 to 1728 and from 1732 to 1918, Saint Petersburg was the capital of Russia. In 1918 the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. It is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with 4.6 million inhabitants. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural centre, and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. (Wikipedia )
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Saint Petersburg was, for a long time, capital of the Russian Empire.
View on Admiralty from Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg (Russia). 19th-century photochrome print (1890—1900).(Public Domain)
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"Vikings" as TV Series from MGM and HISTORY Channel.
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Loviisa sponsors Fovigame. An agreement signed.
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A Viking Treasure found in Gotland, Sweden
A bronze vase, with thousands of silver coins, has been found in Gotland island, outside the east coast of Sweden. The treasure is exceptionally large for its age. Archaeologists consider whether it was ment to be a safety deposit or perhaps a purse for the afterlife. More...
BEAR TOOTH - an Archaeological Exhibition in the Museum of Loviisa, Finland
The museum's prehistoric exhibition is open from April 22 to September 30, 2012, and presents Loviisa region Stone Age and Iron Age discoveries as well as dwellings. The exhibition includes tools, arrowheads, jewelry and ceramics.
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The Varangians or Varyags sometimes referred to as Variagians were Scandinavians, often Swedes, who migrated eastwards and southwards through what is now Russia and Ukraine mainly in the 9th and 10th centuries.
The term Varangian remained in usage in the Byzantine Empire until the 13th century, largely disconnected from its Scandinavian roots by then. Having settled Aldeigja (Ladoga) in the 750s, Scandinavian colonists were probably an element in the early ethnogenesis of the Rus' people, and likely played a role in the formation of the Rus' Khaganate. (Wikipedia)
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