Go to content Go to navigation
Map
Borre

Exhibitions at Midgard - The World of the Vikings

Midgard presents the exhibition about the discoveries in Borre. The ship mound - The journey to the Underworld - Borre in the world - Examinations in Borre National Park - The Viking Elite

Contact information

Description

The ship mound (Skipshaugen)
In 1852, the world's first archaeological examination of a Viking ship was carried out in Borre. The remnants of the ship were in a poor state due to bad preservation conditions in the earth, but it was nevertheless possible to get an inkling of the shape and length of the ship, which is estimated to be 17-20 meters.

The journey to the Underworld.
The Vikings were always well prepared for their journeys, both in real life and after death. They equipped their aristocratic graves with various objects, such as kitchen supplies, food, weapons and means of transportation that one might need on the journey to the Underworld. In the Ship Mound and in mound 2 forged iron kettles and vessels of soapstone, which probably once was part of a complete kitchen kit, have been found.

Categories

  • Art & Design Art & Design
  • History History

Event details

Where:Midgard historisk senter
9/22/2014 - 12/21/2014
Wed, Thu and Fri
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Exhibitions at Midgard - The World of the Vikings

The ship mound (Skipshaugen) In 1852, the world's first archaeological examination of a Viking ship was carried out in Borre. The remnants of the ship...

Exhibitions at Midgard - The World of the Vikings

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter