In Sweden found an unusual Viking ship with dead bodies and jewelry

Date:

2019-07-09 23:20:08

Views:

40

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

In Sweden found an unusual Viking ship with dead bodies and jewelry

Hundreds of years ago, on Norwegian territory, lived thousands of Scandinavian seamen, who are today known as the Vikings. Their world views and traditions differed greatly from other cultures — for example, they did not fear death and believed that after death their souls will go to the so-called Valhalla, and have fun together with the gods. The rulers and other distinguished men were buried and sent to the "heavenly Palace" on a special funerary boats, which were decorated with swords, axes and jewelry. Such a vehicle recently found by the Swedish archaeologists — it has also been found perfectly preserved skeletons of Viking and two animals.

Found there were two ships, but researchers interested in only one — along with the remains of the ship, they found well-preserved skeletons of a Viking, dogs and horses. Next to them lay a sword, spear and shield — probably the ancient sailors thought these items will be useful to the dead in the heavenly realm. Also, archaeologists found a handful of nails, but they do not play any role in the burial, and left after the burned vehicle.

the Burial of a Viking ship

How buried the Vikings?

Such findings are commonly found in the Scandinavian countries, but they are extremely rare. This means that the burial with the use of ships was intended only for the most respected warriors, and ordinary people were not worthy of such an honor. In recent times archaeologists have unearthed burial ship 50 years ago, and in history they managed to find only a dozen such ships.

See also: the oldest city in the world

The New finding is considered unique because scientists have not been able to find such a well preserved skeleton of a Viking. To dig it up, archaeologists took a full month. According to their calculations, during the burial, the human body was put into the back of the ship, and sacrificed a dog and a horse was located in the bow.

Biography of Viking

The Researchers are very lucky that they found the body just now. Thanks to existing technologies, they can easily determine the age of the Viking and the cause of his death. Perhaps the ancient warrior was killed during battle, but also there is a possibility that it ruined a terrible disease. Archaeologists also hope to learn biographical data about the person: where he was born, where he lived and what he did.

the Skeleton of a horse

The Skeletons of men and animals are likely to be sent for laboratory examination. Other discoveries, like the sword, axe and decorations will be exhibits in the Swedish history Museum in Stockholm.

I Advise you to read: Scientists have solved the crime

If you are interested in news of science and technologies, subscribe to our . There you will find exclusive content that was not published on the website!

Recommended

As thrown to the ground cigarette affect the environment?

As thrown to the ground cigarette affect the environment?

According to the world health organization, the number of smokers in the world has already reached the billion mark and many of them throw cigarette butts by the trash bins. However, many do not even realize that the mountain of cigarette butts are t...

Global warming will leave without water for more than a billion people. How to save the stocks?

Global warming will leave without water for more than a billion people. How to save the stocks?

Future wars may be caused by spores, not with gold or oil, and is available now for most people a resource — water. more than half is water; from water came the first mammals in the water was born the first life; without water a person will not...

You need to eat and drink to survive on Mars?

You need to eat and drink to survive on Mars?

most Often we don't even realize it, but our body is constantly training while walking, and even inaction. The average person usually weighs in at 70-85 pounds, and to keep this mass, different muscle groups are always in tension and therefore can't ...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Like viruses accelerated evolution

Like viruses accelerated evolution

around the world for many years, used the so-called «method of directed evolution». It lies in the fact that scientists, by acting on living organisms, cause the appearance they need at the moment properties. The develop...

"Almost a vibranium": scientists have discovered a metal to create the electronics of the future

In works of fiction very often described substances or elements that humanity at some point has made a technological leap. In real life it is a little more complicated, but something similar nonetheless from time to time. It is qu...

Awakened from a 100-year sleep, the volcano has destroyed all life around

Awakened from a 100-year sleep, the volcano has destroyed all life around

space Agency NASA has revealed the stunning satellite picture, you get a volcanic eruption. Lava burst was so powerful it rose above the clouds and it can be seen from the International space station. In recent times, the volcano ...