oseberg ship - burial ship of harald fairhair's grandmother

In 1903 on the Oseberg farm in the Vestfold region farmer Knut Roma discovered a viking ship. Richly carved, more than 20 metres in length, contained two female skeletons and splendid grave gifts. One of the woman probably died at the age of 80 and possibly was the queen Åsa, grandmother of the king Harald Fairhair. The other woman could have been 50 at the moment of her death and might have been queen's maid. The burial took place in 834. Women were buried with loom and other weaving eqipment, chests, four-wheeled wagon, four sledges, two beds, four dogs and at leat fifteen horses. The weave has been set up and waits to be continued.

Oseberg ship being transported through the streets of Oslo in 1926.

Oseberg ship being transported through the streets of Oslo in 1926.