July 27, 2004

Archeology today

A very cool find has been reported in Norway: a major Viking burial mound, several actually.

The site contains two monumental burial mounds, one of which contains a large stone casket. The other one is believed to contain remnants of a Viking ship and a so-called "long house," used as communal dwellings.

A Viking ship! That is so cool. If you want to see what other Viking ships look like, this site has some pictures.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 27, 2004 12:23 PM

Thanks for those links, Penseur. Extremely interesting!!

Posted by: Jester at July 27, 2004 11:34 PM

Welcome back, Jester! Glad to see you again!

Posted by: RP at July 28, 2004 08:24 AM

There are no such things as Viking ships!!! These are long-ships or long-boats.

Posted by: Erik at January 18, 2005 04:07 AM

Well, Erik, then I suggest that you take it up with the Norwegian Viking Ship museum: http://www.khm.uio.no/english/viking_ship_museum/index.shtml

They have no problems calling these, Viking Ships.

Posted by: RP at January 18, 2005 07:46 AM
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