Viking Burial: The Oseberg

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The Oseberg is a Viking longship, buried on the banks of the Oslo Fjord in Vestfold county, located about 95 kilometers south of Oslo. It was discovered in a large burial mound at the Lille Oseberg farm in Slagen, Norway. It is one of various ship burials in the Slagen district, yet it is the richest of such ship burials. As it is one of the most inimitable artistic and archaeological finds from the Viking Age. The burial mound measured roughly 40 meters long by 6.5 meters high and it completely camouflaged the longship. The longship and it contents survived almost intact, as the circumferences inside the mound were particularly damp. The ship's interment into its burial mound dates from 834 AD, but some parts of the ship date from around 800

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