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Lofotr Viking Museum
In 1983 excavations began in Norway that uncovered the largest Viking house in the world. The discovery was of a chieftain's home 67m (220ft) long and almost 10m (33ft) wide built around 500 AD and rebuilt a couple of times around 700 AD extending the longhouse to a staggering 83m (272ft) long.
European (Norway) riveted mail hauberk, fragments from Gjermundbu, the only Viking Age mail shirt found in Scandinavia, app 10th century, links with an anti-clock wise lap, oval rivet hole, high domed rivet head, prominent oval tail of wire, sub-circular cross section, alternating rows of links of an unknown closure type, circular with flats on the external circumferences and wire of sub-rectangular cross section, detail view. B1.
"The Oseberg burial mound (Norwegian: Oseberghaugen ved Slagen from the Old Norse word haugr meaning mound or barrow) contained numerous grave goods and two female human skeletons. The ship's interment into its burial mound dates from 834 AD, but parts of the ship date from around 800, and the ship itself is thought to be older. It was excavated by Norwegian archaeologist Haakon Shetelig and Swedish archaeologist Gabriel Gustafson in 1904-1905.
Art of the Dark Ages
A Viking penny with an image of Thor’s hammer with a “Hand of God” resting on top on the reverse, and a drawn bow and arrow (possibly a misrepresentation of a ship) on the front. Cast out of silver. Made in 920 at the mint of Regnald, the Viking king at York. Currently held at the British Museum