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Dragon Head - Viking Ship

Dragon Head - Viking Ship Legends and Legendary People Ancient Places and/or Civilizations Visual Arts

This dragon-head post was found in the Oseberg Viking Ship when it was discovered inside a burial mound at the Osberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold County, Norway

Scholars believe the ship was buried around 834 AD.  It was excavated between 1904-05.

The ship, and the post, are now part of the collections at the Viking Ship Museum located on Oslo'sbeautiful Bygdøy Peninsula.

Although replicas of the Oseberg ship have been built, it has been difficult to keep them afloat.

Scholars are not sure about the purpose of this dragon-head post.

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Media Credits

Photo of dragon-head post, online via Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway.  Copyright, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway. 

 

EDITOR'S NOTE - Pursuant to online instructions:

 

The image can be used free of charge for editorial news coverage on The Museum of Cultural History and activities within Historical Museum and The Viking Ship Museum Oslo, Norway.  The following information must be legibly published together with the images:

Copyright:  Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway / name of photographer [if known]. The photographs must not be reproduced for any purpose other than for that specified above without permission from The Museum of Cultural History, Documentation Department.

 

 

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