Viking Ship Museum (Roskilde)
Around the year 1070, five Viking ships were deliberately sunk at Skuldelev in Roskilde Fjord in order to block the most important fairway and to protect Roskilde from enemy attack from the sea. These ships, later known as the Skuldelev ships, were excavated in 1962. They turned out to be five different types of ships ranging from cargo ships to ships of war.
The Viking Ship Museum overlooks Roskilde Fjord and was built in 1969 especially to exhibit the five newly discovered ships. In the late 1990s excavations for an expansion of the museum uncovered a further 9 ships including the longest Viking warship ever discovered, at 36 metres.
Skuldelev 2 in the museum hall
- Viking Ship Museum website
- Picture Galery
- Pictures of the Viking ship replicas, from visit in August 2009 Many high resolution photos
- "Rebirth of the Viking warship that may have helped Canute conquer the seas", Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, 27 December 2012
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