Oseberghaugen

Tønsberg, Norway

Oseberghaugen is a Viking era burial mound. The Oseberg ship was found in the Oseberg burial mound in 1904. This Viking longship is now in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. Archaeological excavations in 1904 uncovered history's largest and richest example of craftmanship from the Viking Age. In addition to the Oseberg ship, Oseberghaugen contained the Oseberg carriage, five beautifully carved bed-posts shaped like animal heads, four sledges, beds, chests, weaving-frames, household utensils and much more. Scientific examinations in 1992 now date the burial to 834 AD, and indicate a probability that it was Queen Alvhild, the first wife ofKing Gudrød, who was buried here.

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Founded: 834 AD
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Norway

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Gunnar Slinning Østad (3 years ago)
Decent place to take a break
Bjørn Håkon Torheim (3 years ago)
Historic physical place.
Veronika Ms (4 years ago)
Bigger than you might expect. The grass around was a little poorly drained, very wet.
Thor Arne Bakke (4 years ago)
Rural, quiet and peaceful. Worth a visit if you are interested in history
Helge Indreiten (5 years ago)
Ok! Not so much to see, but a historic place.
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