Archaeologists Find Viking-Era Ship

It will remain buried near Oslo
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 25, 2019 2:58 PM CDT
It might have looked something like this: The replica Viking ship Draken Harald Harfagre takes a training cruise off Groton, Conn.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

(Newser) – Norwegian officials say they have found a ship buried in the ground west of Oslo that they think dates to the Viking era. The ship was found using geo-radar, the AP reports. Archaeologists say they have no immediate plans to unearth it, but they will use non-invasive methods to find out more about the ship. Vestfold county spokesman Terje Gansum said Monday the ship burial—in which a vessel is used as a container for the dead—was found in the Borre burial mounds, considered one of Norway's most important cultural heritage sites. The find is next to a museum promoting the area's Viking heritage. The Viking era was approximately 793-1066. (Passengers on a modern-day Viking ship of sorts had to be evacuated.)

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