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DSC00450, Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway

In the Vikingskiphuset there are three Viking burial vessels, the “Gokstad,” “Tune” and “Oseberg.” These date from 800AD to 900AD and were found near the Oslo Fjord some time during the 19th century. The Oseberg is a 64-foot long vessel with a dragon-shaped keel that contained royal remains. An outstanding collection of objects used on the boats is also on display. These objects were believed to ensure a happy afterlife to those who died.

 

See set comments for “Oslo Norway Overview & History”.

 

Also see archaeology.about.com/od/oterms/g/oseberg.htm

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Taken on August 4, 2006