Wooden Ship Kits
In 1903 the 70 foot Oseberg was discovered, buried near the medieval
center of Toensberg, the oldest town in Norway. It was very well preserved
under several layers of stone, peat moss and clay.
We do not know the tales of her exploits but we do know about her last voyage.
Her final voyage was to transport a Viking Chieftain to Val Halla. The oar
and wind driven ship was built in the latter half of the 9th century and was
buried approximately fifty years later. Historians believe that the Oseberg
is at least 100 years older than any other Viking ship previously discovered.
Today you can view the Oseberg which is on display in the Viking Ship Museum
of Oslo, Norway. This archeological dig is to date, the most important and
valuable discovery of Viking artifacts ever found in Norway!
This page was last updated November 1st 2005.