Viking Age Ships & Shipbuilding Part III


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Viking Age Ships & Shipbuilding Part I


Viking Age Ships & Shipbuilding Part II


The Oseberg Viking Ship – and her Copy


Thyra Dane

In 1903 a farmer close to the Norwegian city of Tønsberg – a large city in the Viking age – stumbled over part of a Viking ship from around 834. The ship was used in a burial and was almost in one piece when it was found. Two women were buried there and speculations have run wild as to whom these two women were. There is no doubt that they – or at least one of them –  were rich since they`ve eaten plenty of meat all their lives. Poorer people ate more fish.

Woman from the Middle East?

There is a bit of debate about one of the women and whether she was old and rich as well or if she was younger and possibly a slave. I think the latest research has concluded that both women were older and rich. An interesting side-story is how one test showed…

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Viking Age Ships & Shipbuilding Part I


Ship Burial: A Viking Funerary Tradition