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An adze (left), a spoon-shaped auger with a looped handle (centre) and some wooden tethering pegs.
This bridle from the Gokstad burial is decorated with gilt bronze plaques.
A bucket made of yew, with brass hoops and 'Buddha'-like figures of enamel and brass.
A bucket made of yew. It has brass fittings, and iron hoops and handle rings. When found it contained wild apples.
A bucket on the deck of the Gokstad ship. The shutters for the oar holes are also visible.
Possible wooden candlesticks. Their actual function is uncertain but it is thought that they were made to hold candles.
This burial chamber was constructed towards the stern of the Gokstad ship. A tall man in his 40s or 50s was buried in it. The chamber was covered with birch bark, and remnants of silk were found between the logs of the roof. The burial chamber…
The story tells about the construction and sailing of a replica longship by Robert Asp of Moorhead, Minnesota. The replica was based on the Gokstad ship, and was sailed from New York to Norway in 1982. The ship is now on display in the Hjemkomst…
The wooden top and bottom of a hunting knapsack. The fabric body has not survived. The lid has a horse carved into it.
The Nidhug is a 16 meter replica Viking ship, constructed in 1998 at Bramsnæs in the Roskilde Fjord by participants in an unemployment scheme, and is loosely based on the Gokstad ship in Norway. It is hired out as an excursion ship, and whilst it…
Although not as showy now, as they would have been in the Viking Age, these peacock feathers are evidence of the wide international network of contacts that the Gokstad man would have had. The burial included two peacocks.