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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2019 9:02 p.m. PST

… 1,000-Year-Old Ship Buried on a Norwegian Farm.


"Imagine sitting on a pile of hidden treasure without even knowing it? That's exactly what happened to a farmer in the town of Edøy when archaeologists with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) happened upon a hidden ship buried on a farm in Edøy, Norway. The ship is estimated to be from either the Merovingian or Viking periods, indicating that it's at least 1,000 years old.

Using ground-penetrating radar (GPR), the scientists spotted the outline of the ship. They were able to identify the ship thanks, in part, to a mound encircling the vessel which was typical for ritualistic burial rites during the time. A similar technique was used in 2018 to discover the GJellestad Ship near the Jell Mound in Østfold County, Norway. This ship was hidden under an amazingly minuscule 1.6 feet of topsoil…."

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