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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

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Foot bones from a horse found in a pit in a heathen grave in Ribe. Probably a pagan offering. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Iron nails surviving from a wagon used as a coffin in Ribe Viking Museum. Details about the exhibition can be found at
The Stone ship or ship setting was an early burial custom, characteristically Scandinavian but also found in Northern Germany and the Baltic states. The grave or cremation burial is surrounded by tightly or loosely fit slabs or stones in the outline…

A double ship setting at the prehistoric burial mound atAnundshög in Sweden, the largest of 5 ship settings on the site. Many ship settings pre-date the Viking Age, but also occur up to the year 1000AD, and are associated with pre-Christian…

This contribution explores an aspect of boat burials in the second half of the first millennium ad across Northern Europe, specifically boat burials that included equipment for board games (surviving variously as boards and playing pieces, playing…

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An article interviewing Anna Kjellström and Elise Naumann about the treatment of Viking slaves in burials.

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 report by Dr Leszek Gardeła on an ongoing international collaborative project, 'The Pre-Christian Religions of the North Project and its Archaeological Sources Database'. Published in FASCICULI ARCHAEOLOGIAE HISTORICAE XXVIII. Submitted to…

The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo presents an exhibition of the Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune Viking ships, and of finds related to them.
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