The longship was the revolutionary vessel that enabled Vikings to sail through both shallow and deep waters and thereby completely up to shore, setting the stage for Scandinavian power in the few centuries around the year 1000 C.E.
Now the Norwegian government is aiming to reassert its dominance of yore with yet another longship of sorts. This time, however, British monasteries will mercifully escape the wrath of the Northmen despite the longship's pivotal role in the new Norwegian undertaking, which, rather, aims to mitigate climate change instead of plunder and trade.
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