The History was not as beautiful as we read
5 The Vikings were packed with parasites
The Vikings spent a lot of time on ships, sailing through the northern seas, so it is clear that they had difficult lives. The bad thing was they were struggling with a lot of problems on their ships, and one of them was their guts being completely infested with parasites. Most Vikings were exposed to an unpleasant health issue from a very early age. By the time they reached adulthood, their insides were filled with the sort of parasites that were destroying their insides. Researchers who studied Viking stool, have found eggs indicating chronic roundworm and liver fluke infections.