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Posted on 06/30/2014


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Oseberg replica

Oseberg replica
The Oseberg ship is the largest of Viking discoveries in Norway, discovered in 1904 in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold county, Norway.

The ship was raised in 2000 parts. The tomb had Probably been plundered by grave robbers.

The ship's interment into its burial mound dates from 834 AD, but parts of the ship date from around 800, and the ship itself is thought to be even older.

The ship was a clinker built 'karv' ship built almost entirely of oak weighing 11 tons. It is 21.58 m long and 5.10 m broad, with a mast of approximately 9–10 m. With a sail of c. 90 m², the ship could achieve a speed up to 10 knots. The ship has 15 pairs of oar holes, which means that 30 people could row the ship. Other fittings include a broad steering oar, iron anchor, gangplank, and a bailer. The bow and stern of the ship are elaborately decorated with complex woodcarvings in the characteristic "gripping beast" style, also known as the Oseberg style.

Two women were found in the tomb - one probably an 80 year old priestess - was buried with magnificent new items and exceptionally rich burial gifts.

The original Oseberg ship with it's artifacts is on display at the Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy in Oslo.
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New Oseberg Ship Foundation has since 2005 worked on a true copy of the "Oseberg ship" after conclusions from new research, which shows that the original had a wider cabin and thus clearly better seagoing characteristics than the version on display at Bygdøy.

The purpose of building this replica is research and teaching.

Many of magnificent objects are copied down to the smallest detail by the woodcarving workshop at the Viking Ship Museum.

Construction has taken place open to the public outside the Oseberg culturemuseum in central Tønsberg. The launch took place on Wednesday 20 June 2012.
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Seen here being pushed down river at Porsgrunn by a little rubber boat.

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Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
beautiful to see
3 years ago.