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@britishmuseum excellent!! I loved every minute. Thank you from those of us who can't get to the exhibition, to see it :-D #VikingsLive
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@britishmuseum #VikingsLive well done that was a great insight into the Viking in all of us - enjoyed by packed cinema @cineworld Yeovil
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#VikingsLive was actually wonderful! Thank you very much @britishmuseum, thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Absolutely loved @britishmuseum "Vikings Live", amazing seeing all the artifacts & hearing the stories behind them #VikingsLive
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Curators and museums are fantastic inspiring us all about the past #VikingsLive #VikingsRule well done @britishmuseum wonderful production
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#VikingsLive was bloody brilliant! Thanks @britishmuseum. Me and my mum loved it. We used to love reading about them when I was a kid.
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Plus, don’t miss #VikingAdventures – a special film for families and schools in cinemas at the start of June ow.ly/w7Pff
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There’ll be encore screenings of #VikingsLive in the UK and Ireland in the next week, plus international screenings soon
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We hope you enjoyed following #VikingsLive with us!
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Gareth says the Islamic response to them was mixed. One called the Vikings 'the filthiest of God's creatures'...
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.@MeeMaa1 asked what contemporary Islamic writers had to say about Vikings
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.@wild_ste Gareth says horned helmets were a Victorian invention, not worn by Vikings!
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@britishmuseum Where did the horned helmet myth come from? #VikingsLive
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Neil MacGregor: the Vikings live vividly in our imaginations as few other cultures do #VikingsLive ow.ly/w7RwE
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#VikingsLive is coming to a close with a torch-lit boat burial re-enactment! pic.twitter.com/UCbh4Qiuew
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Warriors were buried with possessions and weapons, ready to wake every morning and fight again in Valhalla #VikingsLive
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#onthisday 1,000 years ago the survivors of the Battle of Clontarf were burying their dead, some Irish, some Viking #VikingsLive
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Odin prepares for a newly dead warrior in Valhalla #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/Felifir4T4
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Turi says it’s complicated(!), but we all have Viking somewhere in our family tree #VikingsLive
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.@Bettany_Hughes is talking to Turi King, expert in DNA analysis, about the Viking legacy in our genes #VikingsLive
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You can search for Viking place names across the UK and Ireland here #VikingsLive ow.ly/w7OLv
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They also left their mark on place names: -thorpe, -by and -wick are all Viking in origin #VikingsLive pic.twitter.com/pzzzXfSnI9
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The Vikings left their legacy in the English language – egg, sister, die, awkward and window are all Old Norse in origin #VikingsLive
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.@Bettany_Hughes is now talking to Jayne Carroll, expert in English place names #VikingsLive
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