1,200 years old

The government of Norway has set aside about $1.5 million in funding for the excavation of the Gjellestad viking ship, one of the most significant maritime archaeological finds in Scandinavia in recent decades.

In 2018, archaeologists with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) used new georadar technology to locate a new ship burial site that is believed to date back to the Viking era. The remains of the ship are located just below the surface within what was once a burial mound.  Read on.