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A simple wooden chest in Vikingskipshuset. This chest would originally have held a sailor's possessions as well as being their seat while rowing. This chest contained grain and wild apples when it was found.
The parrel (left) was used to fix the sail to the mast on the ship. The rope tighteners would have been used wherever needed in the rigging.
This Viking Age dog collar was found in the Oseberg ship burial. It is made of leather with metal fittings.
Advertising outside kulturhistorisk museum in Oslo. The posters feature the Gjermundbu helmet, treasure and a sword, thus evoking the Viking Age very strongly. The Viking Age exhibits within the museum are diverse, but the advertising focuses only on…
An adze (left), a spoon-shaped auger with a looped handle (centre) and some wooden tethering pegs.
Five carved animal heads were found in the Oseberg burial. One of these is too damaged to be displayed. Some of the heads were found with rope running through their mouths, like reins, and all were found with a rattle and a piece of rope.
A large wooden baking trough that had traces of rye flour in it when it was found.
A wooden box with a lid (left), shears (centre) and a flax beater for processing flax (right)
The Kulturhistorisk museum in Oslo has six axes with bronze fittings on their shafts in its collections. The axes all date from the last part of the Viking Age, and there are photographs of them in the museum's online collections.