Ibn Fadlān

 

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Ibn Fadlān is a famous traveler who is mostly associated by a Michael Crichton’s book based on the accounts. 

Ibn Fadlān’s story along with other accounts, is called: Ibn Fadlān and the Land of Darkness. Arab Travelers in the Far North.

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Here are a few links to the text:

 

After reading the PDF, I am adding sub pages for interesting quotes

Among the Rus

Culture

Food and Drink

Funerals

Hygeine

The Infamous Funeral

Lands and Region

Punishment

Raiding

Media

The story was eventually written into a fantasy based off of the story, including the character

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Which was then turned into a movie, “The 13th Warrior, where Ibn was played by Antonio Banderas.

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Of course the lovely Viking Answer Lady has a great page on explaining the historic from the fantasy here

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