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SCC Author Series: “The Viking Woman of Birka” with David K. Mullaly

December 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Asa was a young woman who avenged a personal assault, was forced to become a warrior and leader during her family’s travels, and ultimately became responsible for defending Birka, one of the great Viking trade centers. This actual Norse woman made her mark during a violent time.

A Viking burial found on the Swedish island of Birka, identified as Bj.581, contained what was recently identified as the remains of a woman warrior and leader. What was found there confirmed that she was female and presented herself as such. Testing also suggested that she traveled extensively when she was young. What we cannot know for sure is how she grew into the role which typically was filled by men in the Norse culture.

Join author David K. Mullaly for talk about his latest novel. Order David’s book here.

This event is on Saturday, December 5th at 1pm via zoom | FREE register here

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Date:
December 5, 2020
Time:
1:00 pm
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Scandinavian Cultural Center
Phone:
617.795.1914
Website:
scandicenter.org

Venue

Zoom

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