27 May 2019

Rare and Historic Viking Ship Burial in Norway

I had to use an excerpt from an article  posted two months ago this time around, because the field work season hasn't begun in Viking country as yet, so we must make do.

Perhaps this year the field work can revolve around something important rather than the current thrust to find a female Viking warrior, even if a few lies are necessary, no matter what. 

As always the complete article may be read at the source by clicking the title link or the Read more link at the end of this short excerpt. (Ed.)

March 25, 2019

Sea Stallion, North Sea on the way to Dublin
Using ground-penetrating radar, archaeologists have identified a Viking ship burial in Vestfold County, Norway.

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.
“This is a new find that will be noticed throughout the world. In the past, fifteen ship finds from the Viking Age were found in Europe. In Norway, seven discoveries have been made, three of which are in Vestfold.”

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