Help support TMP


"Longest longship installed in Copenhagen museum" Topic


5 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please do not post offers to buy and sell on the main forum.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Medieval Media Message Board


Areas of Interest

Medieval

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Link


Top-Rated Ruleset

Basic Impetus


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Showcase Article

Fighting 15's Teutonic Order Command 1410

Command figures for the 1410 Teutonics.


Featured Workbench Article

Homemade Palm Trees

Dervel Fezian returns from Mexico with a new vision for making palm trees from scratch.


Featured Profile Article


Current Poll


881 hits since 9 Mar 2021
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango0109 Mar 2021 4:17 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…"

picture

picture

picture

Full History Blog article here
link

Armand

pmwalt09 Mar 2021 5:05 p.m. PST

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

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2021 5:13 p.m. PST

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

TBeyer10 Mar 2021 7:33 a.m. PST

Good find, glad you are back Tango!

Tango0110 Mar 2021 12:46 p.m. PST

A votre service mes amis! (smile)


Thanks!.

Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.