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Viking sled "After some years as a sea-going vessel the Oseberg ship was finally laid to rest as a grave ship for a wealthy woman of high ranking. This woman received grace gifts for her journey to the realm of the dead, which included three highly decorated sleds and one sled of a simpler design (not displayed). The three highly decorated sleds were constructed in the same way: a separate upper frame was originally tied to the chassis with rope. The corner posts, shaped as animal heads

Viking sled "After some years as a sea-going vessel the Oseberg ship was finally laid to rest as a grave ship for a wealthy woman of high ranking.

The find of two Viking ships and 41 Vikings killed in battle on the Estonian Island of Ösel puts a question mark to the beginning of the Viking age. It may have started fifty years earlier than believed. #vikings

The find of two Viking ships and 41 Vikings killed in battle on the Estonian Island of Ösel, Finland puts a question mark to the beginning of the Viking age. It may have started fifty years earlier than believed.

https://flic.kr/p/btYTfk | Embroidery | Embroidery. Silver on silk textiles. The image shows a stag turning its head. Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden.  SHM 34000:Bj 735  See also kulturarvsdata.se/shm/object/html/617948

Silver on the silk textiles . Of The image Shows a head a stag turning its' Grave the find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. The SHM Bj 735

The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silver coins in Scandinavia and a small Buddha figure in Sweden testify to how distant the trading connections could be.

The Vikings did not always set out with war in mind. Finds of large cargo ships and wealthy trading towns give a more nuanced picture of the period. It was a time in which trading in everything from slaves to silk and iron flourished. Finds of Arabic silv

Funerary goods including two cauldrons, from Sweden (copper & iron), Viking, 9th century,  Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway

Selection of funerary goods including two cauldrons, from Sweden (copper & iron) Viking century, Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway

Tool chest found in Oseberg ship.

Osebergskipet - The Oseberg Ship find - Viking ships and Norse wooden boats by Jørn Olav Løset, Norway

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