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Viking ships found in Iceland have decayed and often the only things remaining are the rivets. A group of scientists now believe we can learn a lot from the surviving pieces of iron and have brought them to Norway for examination.

Viking ships found in Iceland have decayed and often the only things remaining are the rivets. A group of scientists now believe we can learn a lot from the surviving pieces of iron and have brought them to Norway for examination.

Picture copyrighted by Jørn Olav Løset

DIY Viking Boat Building

Funerary goods including two cauldrons, from Sweden (copper & iron), Viking, 9th century,  Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway

Mead Hall: Selection of funerary goods including two cauldrons, from Sweden (copper & iron), century) / Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway / Giraudon / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Copy of one of the smallboats from the Gokstad Vikingshipburial in Sandefjord Oslo Norway. The original boat is dated year

skuldev-ships http://www.archaeology.org/exclusives/articles/646-viking-skuldelev-ships-roskilde-denmark

A group of eleventh-century Viking ships have been…

A Viking anchor (9th century) discovered in Loire Atlantique, France

A Viking anchor century) discovered in Loire Atlantique, France

Viking ship building techniques were quite different from the more common carvel tradition, in which the ship’s skeleton is built first, and then the outer shell built around it. Vikings did the complete opposite, building the outer shell first, and then reinforcing it with ribs.   This craft was passed down from master to apprentice and is still practiced today, although much less commonly.

five pairs of oars How to build a Viking ship - Basic elements of Norse wooden boat construction - homepage of Jørn Løset, Norway

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor roskilde vikingeskib

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor roskilde vikingeskib

Picture courtesy of Jørn Olav Løset

DIY Viking Boat Building

How to build a Viking ship - Basic elements of Norse wooden boat construction - homepage of Jørn Løset, Norway

"Kalmar"'s boat

"Kalmar"'s boat

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