September 08, 2006

Archeology ... yesterday. Or the day before. Not really today, though


This story broke first on September 6, but I was too busy to do anything about it until now: Viking find in Østfold, Norway. Aftenposten reports:

Archeologists have found a boat in a burial place near the E6 highway in Bjørnstad in Østfold County in southeast Norway.

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The ship's contours are 6.6 meters (21.65 feet) long and 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) wide.

Although the find is the first of its type in the Østfold Country area, it resembles several ships of the same size found in Gulli in Tønsberg two years ago.

"The boats in Vestfold (County, over the Oslo fjord) were all from the Viking period. It would be a sensation if this was not also from the same era," Rødsrud said.

There is a cool article from PBS on Norwegian Viking Ships and you should certainly also go check out the Norwegian museum website which has links to the individual boats themselves.

A new ship. Very cool.

Posted by Random Penseur at September 8, 2006 03:24 PM | TrackBack

Wow, it's got amazing lines to it... it looks so wonderfully barbarian!

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