Two toy swords and toy spear 8th-9th centuries State Hermitage Museum, Museum-reserve of Staraya Ladoga

Two toy swords and toy spear centuries State Hermitage Museum, Museum-reserve of Staraya Ladoga.

A Viking Age axe from Co. Mayo and a sword from Co. Antrim, Ireland

Medieval weaponry, the sword is from the river Bann, Co. Antrim, while the axe is from the river Robe, Co.

Repeated for Reference: Viking silver axe pendant - 8th Century AD (Jewelry based on a weapon(

Repeated for Reference: Viking silver axe pendant - Century AD (Jewelry based on a weapon(

Some child likely played with this carved wooden boat a thousand years ago. It was found in an abandoned well during an extensive archaeological dig at the Ørland Main Air Station, on the coast west of Trondheim.  Credit: Åge Hojem, NTNU University,

Archaeologists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) University Museum have uncovered a toy dating back as far as 1153 CE in an abandoned well in Ørland, Norway.

Italian Sword c. 1490. Note the broad, tapering blade with a slight central ridge, the elegant sweep of the crossguard, and the waisted grip. Philadelphia Museum of Art

Italian Sword c. Note the broad, tapering blade with a slight central ridge, the elegant sweep of the crossguard, and the waisted grip. Philadelphia Museum of Art.

§§§ : Medieval ice skates made from animal bones : 1100

"Londoners went sliding on the ice with shin bones of animals strapped to the soles of their feet." --Adam of the Road Ch. This is a picture of Medieval ice skates made from animal bones -- Circa 1100 -- Museum of London

Gokstad

Gaokstad games from Langskibet fra Gokstad = The Viking-Ship from Gokstad by Nicolaysen, Nicolay

A variety of carved wooden children's toys from the period have been found, including dolls, horses, ships, and other figures. Child sized wooden weapons have also been found.

A variety of carved wooden children's toys from Viking settlements have been found, including dolls, horses, ships, and other figures. Child sized wooden weapons have also been found.

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