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Vikings would make numerous raids against both Muslim and Christian states in the Iberian Peninsula.
It should be noted that the ring itself was discovered in the late 19th century, yet only recently was a Kufic Arabic inscription identified. Their most prized ornaments are green glass beads of clay, which are found on the ships.Dating back to March 2015, news regarding the discovery of a ring found on a Viking woman in an ancient burial ground with the Arabic inscription ' For/To Allah' erupted in mainstream media.Some named it the “mysterious ring”, some actively deliberated and debated questions as well as made up theories of how or why it arrived in Sweden.Their expeditions are said to have extended from Western-Europe to Central Asia, it is from here that sources indicate the extent to which the Vikings had contact with the Muslim Civilisation during Ancient Times.Though the Vikings had sacked several cities in Western and Eastern Europe, historians outline that it was in Muslim ruled lands, such as those governed by the Abbasids, that the Vikings found “emporiums beyond their wildest dreams”.
“We have a reputation for being chilled out and sophisticated and yes, a bit boring – but boring has become fashionable.” Boring wasn’t always the most obvious epithet; the first Viking invasion began in 793 with the notoriously bloodthirsty raid on Lindisfarne, a centre of learning famous across the known world.