Enormous, rare Viking ship burial discovered by radar

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Archaeologists in Norway using ground-penetrating radar have detected one of the largest Viking ship graves ever found.

  • Andrew Curry
  • National Geographic

Archaeologists have found the outlines of a Viking ship buried not far from the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

The 65-foot-long ship was covered over more than 1,000 years ago to serve as the final resting place of a prominent Viking king or queen.

Deska qaThat makes it one of the largest Viking ship graves ever found.

Experts say intact Viking ship graves of this size are vanishingly rare.

“I think we could talk about a hundred-year find,” says archaeologist Jan Bill, curator of Viking ships at the…

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