Ahmad ibn Fadlan and the Rus Vikings: Chieftain Funeral Cookout

Ahmad ibn Fadlan was an Islamic theologian and diplomat sent to instruct the Volga Bulgars in the ways of his religion.

Writing about his travels, he’s most known for his detailed observations of Viking traders from Sweden called the Varangians. Learn the hidden secrets of the shared washbowl, a chieftain’s burial, and how to learn languages like Antonio Banderas.

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