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  • July 16, 2020

    The Oseberg ship during excavation in 1904. No other viking ship has been excavated since 1904, until Gjellestad in 2020.

  • July 16, 2020

    The Gjellestad ship as it appeared on the ground-penetrating radar (GPR) scan in 2018.

  • July 16, 2020

    Microscopy of wood decayed by lichen hyphae (fungal threads). From "Dendrokronologisk analyse" (2019), A. Daly.

  • July 16, 2020

    Microscopy of the transition in the wood between the fungal decay (top) and non-fungal decay (bottom). From "Dendrokronologisk analyse" (2019), A. Daly.

  • July 16, 2020

    Microscopy of soil layer from within the ship, with wood fragments and traces of fungi. From "Dendrokronologisk analyse" (2019), A. Daly.

  • July 16, 2020

    Part of the eastern side of the 2019 survey trench with a section through the Gjellestad ship.

  • July 16, 2020

    The section going through the eastern side of the ship from the 2019 survey trench. Preliminary interpretations of the stratigraphy in situ.

  • July 16, 2020

    The survey trench from the preliminary survey of 2019. The orientation of the ship is marked with a red outline.

  • July 16, 2020

    Glass bead discovered during the sifting of the plough soil, third week of the 2020 excavation. For further information about the bead, click here

  • July 22, 2020
  • July 16, 2020

    Removal of the plough soil layer over the Gjellestad ship (covered in cloth) with an excavator, first weeks of the 2020 excavation.

  • July 16, 2020

    Sifting the plough soil, first weeks of the 2020 excavation.

  • July 16, 2020

    Sifting the plough soil and categorizing finds into small plastic bags, first weeks of the 2020 excavation.