06 April 2019

AXE OF IRON: Viking Ship Burial In Norway

AXE OF IRON: Viking Ship Burial In Norway: Norway remains a treasure trove of medieval Viking artifacts. This article tells us of another Medieval Viking burial ship discovery, and th...

Viking Ship Burial In Norway

Norway remains a treasure trove of medieval Viking artifacts. This article tells us of another Medieval Viking burial ship discovery, and there are bound to be others hiding beneath the surface of Vestfold. (Ed.)



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Archaeologists Have Just Discovered a Rare And Historic Viking Ship Burial In Norway

Using ground-penetrating radar, archaeologists have identified a Viking ship burial in Vestfold County, Norway.
March 25, 2019

 After using georadar or ground-penetrating radar (GPR), archaeologists have identified what they believe is a rare and historic Viking ship burial in Borreparken, which can be found in Vestfold County, Norway.

As Forbes reports, this particular burial site is already quite famous for its many Viking treasures, including the Oseberg and Gokstad ships, which are now safely preserved in Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum.

Announcing the stunning find of the new Viking ship in Norway, Ola Elvestuen, Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, attended a press conference at the Midgard Viking Center in Horten. He called the discovery “historic.”

As Elvestuen also noted, while seven Viking ships dating from between 800 and 1,050 A.D. have already been discovered in Norway, three of these were found specifically in Vestfold.