Running time: 89 minutes
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Take a special tour of our 2014 blockbuster show, the BP exhibition 'Vikings: life and legend'.
First broadcast in cinemas, Vikings Live explores the world of these warriors, seafarers and conquerors.
The Vikings (AD 800–1050) expanded from their Scandinavian homelands to create an international network connecting four continents. Shipbuilding and seafaring were central to their culture and achievements, and at the heart of the exhibition, there was an impressive 37-metre-long warship.
With demonstrations, stunning close-up photography of the Viking objects in the exhibition and a torch-lit burial in the grounds of the Museum, the broadcast of Vikings Live is a reminder of how the Vikings have shaped our modern lives.
Presenters Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes are joined by guests including exhibition curator Gareth Williams, Neil MacGregor and experts on Viking ships and swords, burial and beliefs, as well as their language and legacy.
The BP exhibition Vikings: life and legend was supported by BP. The exhibition was organised with the National Museum of Denmark and the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.