Vikings: The Rise and Fall

Episode Title: As Far East As Baghdad
Season: 1
Episode: 3
Official Site: Vikings: The Rise and Fall
Release Status: Complete

The “Silk Road '' opened up a world of trade for the Scandinavians in the East. Seeking further wealth, the Vikings known in the East as “the Rus” attacked Constantinople in 860. The Rus became a permanent and feared fixture in the Byzantine Empire.