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Image may contain: Helmet, Personal protective equipment, Skull, Headgear, Armour.
Published Sep. 11, 2020 10:37 AM

Finally this rejected and neglected museum object has been brought into the light, and the Gjermundbu helmet is no longer the only Viking helmet in the world!

Image may contain: White, Black-and-white, Tree, Monochrome photography, Monochrome.
Published July 1, 2020 9:38 AM

Various things have happened to rune stones in Norway over the course of history. Here are some examples from the lives of three famous rune stones, now in the collections of the Museum of Cultural History.

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Published June 24, 2020 3:01 PM

In the saga literature, Hundorp in eastern Norway is described as one of the most important pagan cult sites from the late Viking era. Now the area is going to be scanned with georadar for the first time.

Image may contain: Rock, Drawing, Black-and-white.
Published June 16, 2020 10:40 AM

A Viking ship is to be excavated in Norway, for the first time in over one hundred years. The Gjellestad ship will be able to provide completely new knowledge about the Viking Age – thanks to modern technology and new archaeological methods.

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Published Apr. 8, 2020 10:25 AM

In 2016, the Museum of Cultural History received a collection of photos, artifacts, and manuscripts after the Norwegian traveller and tradesman Oscar Mamen. The museum soon started the work to digitize the collection for research purposes. Even before it was given to the museum, the collection had received wide international attention.

Image may contain: Skeleton, Skull, Bone, Head, Jaw.
Published Nov. 8, 2019 12:34 PM

Have you also seen the reconstructed face of the female Viking warrior this week? Researchers at the Museum of Cultural History are now conducting new analyses of the warrior from the Nordre Kjølen grave.

Henter forslag fra Google
Published Sep. 2, 2019 1:09 PM

Our Viking heritage is starting to collapse as a result of gravity and one hundred years of conservation. Our unique Viking ships are in a constant state of deterioration and the only thing which could now save this World Heritage site on the Bygdøy Peninsula is a new museum building.

Technical conservator Ander Helseth and the ship
Published Jan. 29, 2019 12:29 PM

In a few years’ time the Viking ships at Bygdøy will be moving into brand new premises. Preparations are already underway, and one important task involves finding out how much they weigh.