Modern Vikings Retrace Ancient Route
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-06-09 19:44
Baku Today: A group of moder-day Vikings are re-tracing their ancestors' paths by sailing
Black and Caspian Seas.
In 1036 Ingvar the Far-Traveled led an expedition to the Caspian sea. Now, 1000
years later, a crew of nine modern day Vikings is undertaking the same voyage.
"We are [tracing the path] of the Viking king named 'Ingvar the Far-Traveled,'
and we are trying [to find out] which way he went from the Black Sea to the
Caspian Sea," said Hakan Altrock, the expedition's leader. "There are several
ideas about how he managed to get [there]."
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