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Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum

Oslo, Norway

The Viking Ship Museum houses the three Viking ships from Tune, Gokstad, and Oseberg. Also on display are finds from the mound cemetery at
Borre. The ships were found in the late 1800's and very early 1900's. The Gokstad Ship (1st and 3rd photographs) is one of the best
preserved Viking long boats ever found. The prow of the Oseberg Ship (2nd photograph) is famous for the spiral dragon's head and
the knot work carving on the keel. All three ships in this museum were placed in burial mounds along with the remains of their
royal occupants, presumably to help carry the dead to the "other side."

Dendrochronology or tree-ring dating suggests that the Gokstad was built around 890 A.D. and
the Oseberg was built around 820 A.D. The Gokstad is representative of the sea-going vessels the Vikings
used during their raids on Europe. The Oseberg is more in the nature of a royal yacht for pleasure cruising.

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Georgia Roessler02-Dec-2007 03:28
Great job on these! I do know how LOW the light was in there.
(And we were there on a dark, rainy day.)
Very nicely done!
Sam_C23-Oct-2007 03:49
WoW, very interesting, thanks for sharing this. V
laine8222-Oct-2007 21:24
Isn't that a great thing to see...history is so important !! I guess it's always this crowded which is perhaps the down side !
Janet Forjan-Freedman22-Oct-2007 11:40
What a thrill it must have been to see these very interesting, impressive and beautiful ships! Thanks for sharing your wonderful captures and the history!
JuvyGeir Thue-Nilsen22-Oct-2007 11:12
so neat! great capture on this viking ships- V
Tom Munson22-Oct-2007 03:48
Great shot Jay of this wonderful old boat. V
Jess. ( Lady.D.)22-Oct-2007 02:07
Excellent images Jay I particularly like the second and last one, well taken....
Brian McAllister22-Oct-2007 01:15
Excellent work. Exposure and light is spot on. V.
Alina21-Oct-2007 12:21
A great series of interesting photos. Composition and light are perfect here.
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik21-Oct-2007 04:49
Excellent shots and interesting history! Well done. S&L
Martha Albuquerque21-Oct-2007 02:52
excellent series!!!! vote*
poetry66620-Oct-2007 23:43
Excellent shots Jay..V!!
sandy barbour20-Oct-2007 23:43
Wonderful trio Jay, I am so surprised at the enormity of these vessels!
Peter Stahl20-Oct-2007 18:31
Excellent set Jay! Looks like an interesting place. GMV.
Char20-Oct-2007 13:31
Hi Jay,
Excellent series shots of these old vessels. \/ It's nice they didn't all fall off the edge of the world. LOL
Marcia Colelli20-Oct-2007 12:41
very nice light and composition V
Nestor20-Oct-2007 10:25
Most excellent three image series , captured with a great eye for perspective.
Image 2 and 3 the light is just lovely as is the resolution and composition.
Vince20-Oct-2007 09:47
A great series. Love the composition. Vote.
QUERIDO20-Oct-2007 07:20
Beautiful shots,vote
Paco López20-Oct-2007 06:49
Very good serie!!!! I love it. VOTE!!
Simon Chandler20-Oct-2007 06:37
Good capture. Good composition for an impressive image. v
Fong Lam20-Oct-2007 05:45
Great images of these ingeniously constructed ships, Jay
January Grey20-Oct-2007 05:04
Excellent work, Jay. A wonderful series of beautifully captured images. Fascinating! V~
Andrew Vincent20-Oct-2007 03:46
I like the horizon line made out of people in the first shot, great rule of thirds, good choice to keep the boat centered too. A fine composition, for a cluttered subject you kept this very clean. The other shots show great scale. Well done, BIG VOTE!
CIS20-Oct-2007 03:11
Whoa...these are marvelous, what great compositions and you dealt beautifully withsuch varied lighting. A treat to see these Viking ships!
Dave Wixx20-Oct-2007 02:55
Excellent shots. It's amazing the little pieces of history that are found so well preserved.
Gérard Koehl20-Oct-2007 02:41
Belle série... V
Hank Vander Velde20-Oct-2007 00:04
Very nice series Jay. Great images and great description. V.
Yvonne19-Oct-2007 23:53
Wonderful series of shots Jay, beautifully presented & superb shots! vote
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