Vikings raid southern Maryland

The Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland (USA) had some unusual guests when a company of Vikings - longship and all - sailed into port. The Longship Company sailed their ship, the Sae Hrafn, to the museum's boating basin for a day of education and entertainment.

Visitors learned about life in Viking times including games, poetry, and the role of women. Members of the Longship Company also sought to dispel the image of Vikings as mindless barbarians.