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Gjermundbohjelmen: County photographer in Buskerud

Gjermundbohjelmen: County photographer in Buskerud

1,000 year old Viking jewellery hoard found in Cumbria UK by a  Mr Webster, find included jewellery and coins, get your metal detectors out!!

The find of a lifetime: Treasure hunter digs up 200-piece haul of Viking jewellery and coins

1,000 year old Viking jewellery hoard found in Cumbria UK by a Mr Webster, find included jewellery and coins, get your metal detectors out!!

The Gokstad ship, a Viking ship found in a burial mound at Gokstad farm in Sandar, Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway.  The 9th C. ship was intended for warfare, trade, transportation of people and cargo.  At 76.2 ft long and 17.1 ft wide, built to carry 32 oarsmen, it is the largest of the remarkable three preserved at the Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway.

The Gokstad ship, a Viking ship found in a burial mound at Gokstad farm in Sandar, Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway. The 9th C. ship was intended for warfare, trade, transportation of people and cargo. At 76.2 ft long and 17.1 ft wide, built to carry 32 oarsmen, it is the largest of the remarkable three preserved at the Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway.

NOT my kind of transportation, but admirable, definitely admirable.

NOT my kind of transportation, but admirable, definitely admirable.

Norway - the helmet found at Gjermundbu near Haugsbygd, Buskerud, is the only Viking age helmet that has ever been found

Norway - the helmet found at Gjermundbu near Haugsbygd, Buskerud, is the only Viking age helmet that has ever been found

6th century helmet. armor references

6th century helmet. armor references

Detail view an oaken casket lid containing a preserved Norse giant’s heart. (5th century)    The inscription on the casket is written in old Norse runes and reads:    “Behold! Within this casket lies the heart of the fierce and terrible giant known as Hrungnir, slain this day by Fafrd the Red whose bravery and cunning shall live forever!”

Detail view an oaken casket lid containing a preserved Norse giant’s heart. (5th century) The inscription on the casket is written in old Norse runes and reads: “Behold! Within this casket lies the heart of the fierce and terrible giant known as Hrungnir, slain this day by Fafrd the Red whose bravery and cunning shall live forever!”

Viking helmet from Gjermundbu, Norway. Dates to ca. 970 AD #norway #10thcentury

Viking helmet from Gjermundbu, Norway. Dates to ca. 970 AD #norway #10thcentury

Carved Viking stone with runes at Borg Museum, Lofoten, Norway Photo credit © Zbynek Burival iStockphoto

Carved Viking stone with runes at Borg Museum, Lofoten, Norway Photo credit © Zbynek Burival iStockphoto

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