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Oseberg ship 1904
Published July 8, 2016 12:11 PM

On 8 August 1903, the archaeologist Gabriel Gustafson received a visit from Oskar Rom, a farmer who had dug into a large burial mound on his property and had come across the remains of a ship.

Published July 5, 2016 4:30 PM

A large burial mound called ‘the king’s mound’ was situated at the farm of Gokstad in Sandefjord municipality. In autumn 1879 the two teenage sons on the farm were bored and started to dig into the mound to see if they could find anything exciting.

tegning av Tuneskipet 1868
Published July 7, 2016 4:17 PM

The Tune ship was found in 1867 on the farm of Nedre Haugen on the island of Rolvsøy, near Fredrikstad. It was the first Viking ship to be excavated and is still one of the best preserved Viking ships in the world.