Ancient Viking Ships

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Title

Ancient Viking Ships

Subject

Brisbane, Gokstad, Norway, Norwegian, QLD, Queensland, The Queenslander, reconstruction, ship, ships, shipbuilding, Viking, vikings

Description

An article on page 46 of the Brisbane newspaper The Queenslander on May 26, 1932. The public interest piece reports on the decision of the Norwegian government to reconstruct the Viking-Age Gokstad ship from the pieces recovered during excavation. It is suggested that the Gokstad ship would be the worlds oldest seagoing ship. The final paragraph of the article, which begins with ‘There was a virile romance about the vikings and their ships’, claims that it was a Viking tradition for captives to be tied down and crushed by the ships when they hit the water when being launched. Not surprisingly, this ‘fact’ is not found in modern scholarly works about the Vikings.

Creator

Anon

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Queenslander

Date

26 May 1932

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Citation

“Ancient Viking Ships,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 27, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/496.