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Stones marking the rough outline of the Viking Age boat burial at Balladoole, Isle of Man, a double burial of a man and a woman. See also item #2783

Plaque marking the site of the Viking Age boat burial at Balladoole in the Isle of Man, which was a double burial of a man and a woman.See also items#2783and #2804

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A Viking-Age ship burial from the late ninth century / early tenth century was excavated beneath this ship setting now marking out the site in Balladoole on the Isle of Man. It contained a rich burial of a high-status man and woman with a horse and…

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Photo by Flickr userMandiasof the Ladby Viking ship burial. The museum is built around the excavated Viking ship in its original location. For more information, visit

A Viking tomb at Hårup in Denmark contained three graves dating to c.950. The primary grave contained a man and a women and the third body was buried there later.

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Four boat burials and several other burials from the period immediately before the Viking Age were found after a chance metal detector find in Bitterstad, Norway. Excavations on the site showed that the boats were c. 8m long with room for 12 rowers.…

Excavations at Bryndum have revealed the presence of a previously unknown, late Viking Age burial place near the church.

Broch of Gurness
Iron Age broch on Mainland Orkney build between 500 and 200 BC. Several Viking Age burials (9th century) have been found in proximity to the Broch.

Myklebust ship
Science and experience center called Sagastad is being built at Nordfjordeid, Norway, and will feature a full-size reconstruction of the Myklebust ship.

A basket of shield bosses
The largest of five mounds at Myklebust, Nordfjordeid, Sogn og Fjordane in Norway contained the remains of the largest Viking Age ship found in Norway. It was excavated in 1874 by Anders Lorange, just 14 years before he died. Excavators found the…

A study of burials of Norse migrants was trumpeted by the popular press as showing that half of all Viking warriors were women.1 This is not the case as Tracy V. Wilson explained on her blog. The study focused on a small sample of Norse migrants and…
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