A Viking Funeral Ship

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Title

A Viking Funeral Ship

Subject

Examiner, funeral, grave goods, grave robbers, Launceston, Norse, Norway, Oseberg, ship, TAS, Tasmania, Viking

Description

An article on page 2 of the Launceston newspaper the Examiner on September 2, 1908. The anonymous public interest article reports on the recent excavation of the Oseberg ship in Norway. The article describes the ninth-century burial ship, found under a ‘tumulus’, the two women found in it, and the rich grave goods uncovered, including beds, sledges, and a cart (described as a chariot). It also reports that part of the burial had previously been plundered by grave-robbers. The article also speculates that one of the females in the burial was a slave killed to accompany her mistress. The ship and its contents can now be seen at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Examiner

Date

2 September 1908

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Newspaper article; PDF

Language

English

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Original Format

Citation

“A Viking Funeral Ship ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 31, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/557.