Visiting addressMuseum of Cultural History (map)
Frederiks gate 2
The Oseberg ship during excavation in 1904. No other viking ship has been excavated since 1904, until Gjellestad in 2020.
The Gjellestad ship as it appeared on the ground-penetrating radar (GPR) scan in 2018.
Microscopy of wood decayed by lichen hyphae (fungal threads). From "Dendrokronologisk analyse" (2019), A. Daly.
Microscopy of the transition in the wood between the fungal decay (top) and non-fungal decay (bottom). From "Dendrokronologisk analyse" (2019), A. Daly.
Microscopy of soil layer from within the ship, with wood fragments and traces of fungi. From "Dendrokronologisk analyse" (2019), A. Daly.
Part of the eastern side of the 2019 survey trench with a section through the Gjellestad ship.
The section going through the eastern side of the ship from the 2019 survey trench. Preliminary interpretations of the stratigraphy in situ.
The survey trench from the preliminary survey of 2019. The orientation of the ship is marked with a red outline.
Removal of the plough soil layer over the Gjellestad ship (covered in cloth) with an excavator, first weeks of the 2020 excavation.
Sifting the plough soil, first weeks of the 2020 excavation.
Sifting the plough soil and categorizing finds into small plastic bags, first weeks of the 2020 excavation.