Weird History

This Shocking Discovery Might Prove That Vikings Lived Under Islamic Influence

Take everything you know about Vikings, and forget it. Okay, maybe not everything – Vikings really did like to have a good party, enjoyed raucous sex, held weird rituals, and let's not forget those frenzied fighters, the berserkers – but some recent finds in a Viking grave in Sweden have revealed potentially "staggering" historical evidence.

According to one archaeologist, the word "Allah" appears on the 10th-century funeral clothes of a Viking woman buried near Stockholm. This find has scholars questioning the relationship between Vikings and Muslims, possibly rewriting history books in the process. Not everyone is convinced that it's Islamic text on the clothing, however, setting up a possible historical smack-down that would make Odin proud.