The Vikings Begin exhibit in Seattle is open just a few more weeks, through April; then it moves to Minnesota to open at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis: www.asimn.org. Based on the latest research conducted on both historic and recent discoveries of Viking-era artifacts by Uppsala University in Sweden, this exhibit tells the story of the Vikings of early Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark and Norway)—an intensely maritime society with a very close and important relationship to the sea.

Uppsala University’s museum, Gustavianum, produced this exhibition with original artifacts, reconstructions and archaeological discoveries from early Viking Age society. These objects tell the story not only of the person buried with them, but also of the world they inhabited: its social and economic makeup, its religions and its culture.

For more info, call the Nordic Museum at 206.789.5707 or see www.nordicmuseum.org