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Bed post from the Gokstad Viking ship burial. A man in his forties was sent on his last jouney in a burial chamber aboard the Gokstad ship. He was a Viking chieftain who had lived a hard life. Around the year 900, he met a dramatic and violent death. His family gave him a fine burial with many grave gifts, including 12 horses. There were also pictures of stallions on the chieftain´s bed.

lindholm viking burial grounds

Grave goods from the Oseberg ship burial, around 800, Norway Viking

Handmade Viking Cauldron Replica Five Litre by RoyalOakArmoury, $330.00 Based on the ship's cauldron found with the Oseberg burial. Made of nine riveted steel plates, and a wrought iron bail, with a heavy-gauge bottom for even heat distribution to prevent burning. The cauldron’s capacity is 5 litres, and it measures 30cm across the brim.

Viking Shield from the Sutton Hoe burial, British Museum. London, 9 February 2008

Two of the viking stone ships (burial grounds) at Badelunda, near Västerås, Sweden.

Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters.

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picture stone by mararie, via Flickr