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  • Ship shape: Viking burial found - World Archaeology

    Jan 18, 2021 · The Gjellestad ship burial, seen from the northern stern, during the 14th week of excavations by the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo. [Image: Margrethe K H Havgar, the Museum of Cultural History] Gjellestad is located in Østfold, on the …

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  • Who was buried with 1,100-year-old Viking ship

    Jul 23, 2020 · The trench through the eastern side of the ship during the preliminary excavation in 2019. (The Museum of Cultural History, UiO / Newsflash) One …

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  • Norway to excavate Viking ship burial for first time in

    May 11, 2020 · Photo: Museum of Cultural History He said the keel appeared to be much less massive than the Oseberg ships, which come from the 9th and early 10th century. If the Gjellestad Ship turns out to be 100 years older, it might indicate something about the evolution of ship design, he said.

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  • Excavation of Viking ship begins - Medievalists.net

    Jun 28, 2020 · Excavation of Viking ship begins. For the first time in over 100 years, there is a full archaeological excavation of a Viking ship taking place in Norway. The Gjellestad ship was discovered in 2018 by ground-penetrating radar. Sveinung Rotevatn, Norway's Minister of the Environment, was on hand when the archaeological dig began on Friday.

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  • PHOTO: The keel of the Gjellestad Viking ship will be

    Jun 21, 2021 · The first parts of the keel of the Viking ship at Gjellestad in Halden will be lifted from the ground on Tuesday after a year of excavations. The keel is the best-preserved part of the ship and has the prerequisites to become an important museum object, the Cultural History Museum wrote in a …

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  • What is left of the Gjellestad Ship? — Norsk institutt for

    In October 2018, national and international attention was directed at the Gjellestad Ship found with the help of Georadar. Next week archaeologists from the Museum of Cultural History (UiO) and the Østfold County Municipality will conduct invasive investigations at Gjellestad. The goal of the two-week excavation is not a total investigation of

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  • For the First Time in a Century, Norway Will Excavate

    May 12, 2020 · The Gjellestad ship likely served as a grand resting place for a powerful Viking king or queen, reported Andrew Curry for National Geographic in …

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  • This piece of wood will help archaeologists reconstruct

    Jun 24, 2021 · This piece of wood will help archaeologists reconstruct the grand Gjellestad Viking ship. The keel of the Gjellestadship is one of the most well preserved parts of the Viking ship. It will give the archaeologists invaluable information that will help reconstruct and understand the ship. (Photo: Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo)

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  • Who was buried with 1,100-year-old Viking ship

    Jul 23, 2020 · The Gjellestad excavation site. (Margrethe KH Havgar The Museum of Cultural History/ Newsflash) The ship, which is less than 2 feet below the surface, is thought to have been buried between the eighth and ninth centuries, according to the analysis of tree rings, known as dendrochronology.

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  • First Viking ship excavation in a 100 years starts now

    Five month excavation. The Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo is responsible for the excavations and archaeologist Christian Løchsen Rødsrud will lead the excavation and they have set aside 5 months for the investigation. – There is every …

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  • Norway to excavate Viking ship - The Norwegian American

    May 23, 2020 · If the Gjellestad Ship turns out to be 100 years older, it might provide information about the evolution of ship design, he said. If Norway's parliament votes through the funding, the team, which is being led by the museum's Christian Løchsen Rødsrud, intends to start excavating in June.

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  • Layers of soil and turf tell the tale of a grand Viking

    Nov 30, 2020 · The Gjellestad Viking ship excavation started at the end of June, and is expected to finish this week, unless findings in the coming days demand more time. (Photo: Martin Tangen Schmidt/The Museum of Cultural History, UiO)

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  • Layers of soil and turf tell the tale of a grand Viking

    Nov 30, 2020 · The Gjellestad Viking ship excavation started at the end of June, and is expected to finish this week, unless findings in the coming days demand more time. (Photo: Martin Tangen Schmidt/The Museum of Cultural History, UiO)

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  • Researchers Excavating Norwegian Viking Ship Burial Find

    Nov 12, 2020 · The partially intact Gjellestad ship burial is one of the few known to survive until the present day. Historical records indicate that investigators dug up part of the ship in the 19th century

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  • Ship shape: Viking burial found - World Archaeology

    Jan 18, 2021 · The Gjellestad ship burial, seen from the northern stern, during the 14th week of excavations by the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo. [Image: Margrethe K H Havgar, the Museum of Cultural History] Gjellestad is located in Østfold, on the Viksletta Plain, a 7km2 area of lowland dominated by the Jellhaugen Mound, a large Iron Age funerary

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  • Should gravesites be disturbed for the purpose of studying

    Feb 13, 2021 · "The Sutton Hoo ship grave is probably from around the year 625," Bill from the Museum of Cultural History says. Thus, it is older than both the Oseberg ship burial, which dates from 834, and the slightly newer Gokstad and Tune ships. The newly discovered Gjellestad ship in Østfold may be from around the year 800, Bill believes.

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  • Historic excavation now underway

    Jul 09, 2020 · The buried ship and contours of the community were found in October 2018, and preliminary examinations have confirmed that much of the wood has rotted away. That's why officials decided that is was important to launch the excavation before it was too late. The Gjellestad ship is around the same size as the Gokstad and Oseberg ships, which have been on display at the Viking …

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  • The Gjellestad Ship Excavation - Museum of Cultural History

    Oct 22, 2020 · Archaeologists can now safely say that the Gjellestad ship is from the Viking Age, and they have also circled in the area the ship was built. Modern Archaeological Methods A hundred years ago, shovels and brushes were archaeologists' best tools.

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  • The Gjellestad Ship — Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning

    The Gjellestad Ship confirmed to be from the Viking Age. The Gjellestad Ship is quite clearly from the Viking Age, the Museum of Cultural History said today. "The investigations happily confirm our hypothesis from 2018, when we found the ship by ground-penetrating radar (GPR)," says Knut Paasche, head of NIKU's department of digital

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  • Gjellestad was a major Viking burial ground, new research

    Nov 11, 2020 · Gjellestad, Norway, is home to the Jell Mound, one of the largest early medieval funerary mounds in all of Scandinavia. However, new research suggests that this is just scratching the surface— the site may also feature a previously unknown Viking ship burial, cult site, and feast hall. The discovery, published in the journal Antiquity, was

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