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The Gokstadship

The Gokstadship

Built ca the year 890. 23.8m long. 5.2m wide. 16 pairs of oars. The sceleton of a man, 50-70 years old, was found in the grave. A gameboard with "gamepieces" , fishhooks and some gear for a horse was found aboard the boat. On the outside of the boat they found kitchenutensils, six beds, a tent and a sleigh. Also in the grave there was 12 horses, six dogs and a peacock(!) and three smaller boats.

sierravictor Taken by sierravictor with a Canon EOS 300 loaded with Fuji Superia 800 film in Oslo, Norway. These tags describe this photo: osebergship, gokstadship, tuneship, boatgraves, and gravegoods. Date: 2012-09-02. This photo can also be found in the album Three vikingships - the graves.

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