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Icelandic Trade with Gyrfalcons

The gyrfalcon, the largest of all falcons, was worshipped among Vikings and sought after by European kings and members of aristocracy. Its trade became an integral part of the Icelandic economy in medieval times and in many respect a predetermining factor that indicated the value of staple goods imported to the island. Ethnozoologist Sigurður Ægisson’s […]
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