The oldest known Viking horse saddle.

The oldest known Viking horse saddle.

Viking treasure haul unearthed in Scotland

Viking treasure haul unearthed in Scotland

Scottish officials announced today "a hugely significant find" - the discovery of a Viking Hoard in Dumfries. Over 100 artifacts dating back to the and century have been found, including a solid silver cross and a Carolingian pot.

Viking sled "After some years as a sea-going vessel the Oseberg ship was finally laid to rest as a grave ship for a wealthy woman of high ranking. This woman received grace gifts for her journey to the realm of the dead, which included three highly decorated sleds and one sled of a simpler design (not displayed). The three highly decorated sleds were constructed in the same way: a separate upper frame was originally tied to the chassis with rope. The corner posts, shaped as animal head...

Viking sled "After some years as a sea-going vessel the Oseberg ship was finally laid to rest as a grave ship for a wealthy woman of high ranking. This woman received grace gifts for her journey to the realm of the dead, which included three highly decorated sleds and one sled of a simpler design (not displayed). The three highly decorated sleds were constructed in the same way: a separate upper frame was originally tied to the chassis with rope. The corner posts, shaped as animal head...

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