Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Archaeologists use ground-penetrating radar to discover buried Viking ship

Using ground-penetrating radar, archaeologists have discovered one of the world’s largest Viking ship graves. Intact finds of this size are incredibly rare.

The ship burial forms part of a larger mound cemetery and settlement site from the Iron Age next to the monumental Jell Mound.
There are no plans to physically excavate the grounds, yet.

The Oseberg ship burial mound was excavated in 1905. It contained numerous grave goods and two female skeletons. The ship dates to around AD 800.
The Oseberg Viking ship burial