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Viking ship excavation begins in Norway. First excavation in 100 years

Viking ship at Museum

PortandTerminal.com, June 28, 2020 OSLO, NORWAY – Archaeologists in Norway have begun the first excavation of a Viking ship in more than a century. Archaeologists found the Viking ship grave in the Oslofjord region of south-east Norway, the same region in which the country’s other famous Viking ships were discovered more than 100 years ago. Excavation of the Gokstad Viking …

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Maritime Image of the Day: The 9th-century Gokstad Ship

PortandTerminal.com, October 23, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The Gokstad ship is a 9th-century Viking ship found in a burial mound at Gokstad in Norway. The vessel was built around 890 AD, at the height of the Viking period. It was a fast and flexible ship that was suitable for voyages on the high seas. The 78-foot long Gokstad ship is constructed largely of oak. It was intended …

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