Stand on the corner of Broadway and 42nd, the old legend goes, and you’ll eventually meet everyone you’ve ever known. Here at the crossroads of the world and a couple of blocks north you’ll find yet another kind of crossroads, a Valhalla of sorts for Viking afficionados, as you enter the Discovery Museum on 44th Street.
Legend has it that Vikings were warriors, robbers and seafaring invaders, aggressive travelers who killed and frightened anyone they encountered. Today we know better.
Archaeological discoveries and Scandinavian artifacts now on display at New York’s Discovery Musuem at Times Square explain another side of our Nordic ancestors: They were also peaceful traders, farmers, hunters and craftsmen. Next door to legendary Sardi’s you can loose yourself in beautiful jewelry, swords and armor, an exploration of mythology and the symbolism of Viking ships.

For more info, see Vikings in Times Square

Discovery Museum, Times Square