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Double Boat Burial in Norway

Archaeologists struck gold again in Vinjeøra, Trøndelag. Recently, they discovered a Viking Age mortuary house here. Now, they have found a double boat grave in the Viking Age graveyard.

And not just any boat burial. There are two graves on top of each other. The first boat with a male is deepest and dates back to the seventh century. The second, smaller boat with a female is buried on top and is about 100 years younger. There are many grave goods alongside her, among others a cow’s head.

This story emerged on Twitter in the past few days. There are few sources as yet, but among them are the Norwegian broadcaster NRK showing a very fine video of the graves. This article in Norwegian. For an English-language article see Life in Norway.

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