What is hidden in the Gjellestad ship? Hear, see, and read about the latest finds, the latest interpretations, and other, exciting updates from the excavation.
Feb. 25, 2021 1:56 PM
One of the main challenges we face at the moment is the ever-changing winter weather and temperature.
We are back!
Feb. 16, 2021 12:49 PM
We are slowly starting up again here in the excavation tent.
Door 2: An Axe!
Dec. 2, 2020 1:09 PM
Yesterday we discovered traces of an axe in the burial chamber.
Advent Calendar: Door 1
Dec. 1, 2020 11:57 PM
We have decided to go ahead with our very own excavation advent calendar!
What Have We Done Lately?
Nov. 30, 2020 3:02 PM
We know it has been a while, but fear not, the excavation is still up and running!
Oct. 22, 2020 12:05 PM
Today the entire excavation site is uncovered in all its glory!
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The area where the Gjellestad ship was found is rich in discoveries from many different times, and there has been activity here all the way back until around 1500 BC.
Archaeologists can now safely say that the Gjellestad ship is from the Viking Age, and they have also circled in the area the ship was built.
A hundred years ago, shovels and brushes were archaeologists' best tools. Since then amazing steps have been made within both archaeological methods and other helpful sciences.
Join us on an interactive journey through a digitally reconstructed Gjellestad and experience what the archaeologists have found.
Viking ships are one of the most important symbols of the Viking Age. They once sailed the seas and rivers, bringing people and countries closer together.
The Other Ship Excavations
Oseberg ship was richly decorated and equipped with lavish burial gifts to the two women aboard.
The Tune ship was the first Viking ship to be excavated in Norway.
On the farm Gokstad in Sandefjord municipality there was a large burial mound called Kongshaugen, and it was said that there was treasures in it.