A Viking Funeral Ship
Examiner, funeral, grave goods, grave robbers, Launceston, Norse, Norway, Oseberg, ship, TAS, Tasmania, Viking
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 â€˜tumulusâ€™, 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.
National Library of Australia
2 September 1908
Newspaper article; PDF
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Newspaper article, PDF.http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38202008