Letters: May 29, 2000

The Legacy of the Vikings

"All along I wrongly thought my ancient ancestors just drank, raped, pillaged and caused fear at the mere mention of their name." CONSTANCE D. DYER Salt Lake City, Utah

Your article on the Vikings, well written and beautifully illustrated [ARCHAEOLOGY, May 8], provided an excellent overview of those early entrepreneurs and their role in the development of civilization. In the past, the blood of the Vikings flowed through the veins of a great many adventurous Americans. This could be the reason we led the world in industry, science and exploration. Viking descendants may yet explore new...

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