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In Norway, found a huge Viking ship

We often write about discoveries related to the AncientEgypt, but the culture of the Scandinavian Vikings is of no less interest to historians. For example, recently in the territory of the so-called Central Norway, a grave with the remains of a man and a woman was discovered. The results of the study of this find can be found in our material, and now let's look at another archaeological discovery, which may well have international significance. The fact is that recently on the Norwegian island of Eday, the remains of a huge Viking ship were found, inside which may be the skeleton of a legendary warrior. The swimming tool has not yet been fully excavated, but the researchers have already managed to draw quite interesting conclusions.

Harald the Fair-haired in the series "Vikings"

According to The Washington Post, the remainsships were found on the territory of the Norwegian province of Mere og Romsdal during the creation of a map of the area using georadar. Recall that this device is most often used to detect underground objects and it is with its help that most archaeological discoveries are made. According to archaeologist Knut Paashe, the device began to give signals about the presence of an underground object during the study of the farm field near the medieval church.

Sample outlines of a Viking ship

However, the excavation of the ship is stillcontinue and scientists hope to find ancient artifacts. They believe that inside the ship may be the skeleton of some important warrior, as well as all kinds of jewelry and weapons. The fact is that in such large ships extremely important personalities were buried who participated in bloody battles. The Vikings believed that putting the body of a warrior in the ship along with jewelry and weapons, they escorted him to Valhalla. According to Scandinavian mythology, in the heavenly "chamber of the dead" the fallen warriors continue their heroic life, feasting with God Odin and fighting with each other.

The medieval church, next to which the remains of a ship were found

According to Knut Paashe, at the locationship thousands of years ago, there were many battles. It is noteworthy that many of them were led by the Viking Harald the Fine-haired, who is considered the first king of Norway in its history. It is known that such large ships were set in motion by 26 rowers, and the sails sank only after leaving the open sea.

The Vikings created ships that no one could handle for more than 200 years, ”Knut Paashe shared.

When exactly will the ship be excavated, whileunknown, but it can take quite a while. It is possible that the outlines of an ancient swimming craft can be recognized only by the location of the nails remaining from those times. Ideally, Norwegian archaeologists would like to find a well-preserved ship, because at the moment in the historical museum of the Norwegian capital Oslo there is a reconstruction of only three ships.