Viking Ship found buried in Norway.

The Vikings were a seafaring people who came from their homelands in Scandinavia (present-day Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland). Their ability to build large, reliable seafaring ships and their advanced naval skills allowed them to travel long distances and expand their territory. They established a name for themselves from the late 8th to early 11th centuries as traders, explorers and warriors. They reached the northern coasts of the American continent long before Columbus. While they are often described as savages raiding the more civilised nations for treasure and slaves, the art and culture of the Viking people are of considerable sophistication.

Archaeologists armed with a motorized

high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship

and a large number of burial mounds and

longhouses in Østfold County in Norway.

Archaeologists armed with a motorized

high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship

and a large number of burial mounds and

longhouses in Østfold County in Norway.

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DISCOVERY

Archaeologists armed with a motorized high resolution georadar have found a Viking ship and a large number of burial mounds and longhouses in Østfold County in Norway. The discoveries were made by archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) with technology developed by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro). The Viking ship find is just below the topsoil, at a depth of approximately 50 cm initially buried in a burial mound. The digital data visualizations reveal a large and well-defined 20 m long ship-shaped structure. The data indicate that the lower part of the ship is still preserved. Further non-invasive investigations are planned to digitally map the unique find and the wider landscape.

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