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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2021 3:17 p.m. PST

"The world's longest Viking longship, the Roskilde 6, is being installed for a new exhibition at the National Museum in Copenhagen that starts June 25th. The Roskilde 6 has been traveling for years, touring Germany, England, Canada and the US. Last Friday it arrived packed in 27 boxes and curators have been piecing it back together.

At 37.4 meters (123 feet) long, twice the length of Columbus' flagship La Santa Maria, it is the longest Viking ship ever discovered. The keel alone is 32 meters (105 feet) long, the longest keel ever found on a Viking ship. It was 13 feet wide at the widest point and had a shallow draught of just 33 inches.

Roskilde 6 was discovered in February 1997 by workers dredging the Roskilde harbor before construction of an extension to the Viking Ship Museum. Nine shipwrecks from the late Viking and early Medieval periods were discovered at the site. Roskilde 6 had been dragged into the shallows and partially dismantled along with a half dozen ships to serve as defensive barriers in the harbor of Roskilde Fjord…"




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pmwalt09 Mar 2021 4:05 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing… something I wouldn't have stumbled across.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2021 4:13 p.m. PST

Very cool. I just watched a show about the
Viking age.

TBeyer10 Mar 2021 6:33 a.m. PST

Good find, glad you are back Tango!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2021 11:46 a.m. PST

A votre service mes amis! (smile)



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