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The Gokstad Viking Ship  by missmoneypenny

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The Gokstad Viking Ship was found beneath a burial mound at Gokstad farm in Sandar, Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway. Excavation of Gokstadhaugen or Kongshaugen (from the Old Norse words kóngr meaning king and haugr meaning mound) revealed a ship burial dating back to the 9th century. The site was excavated in 1880 by Nicolay Nicolaysen.

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Comments

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    A marvellous capture and amazing craftmanship in those old Viking Long Ships.

  • Thanks for the fave on this one. The Viking museum was absolutely fascinating and yes – the craftmanship was superb

    – missmoneypenny

  • Terri Chandler
    Terri Chandlerover 3 years ago

    That is just totally awesome! Can anyone just really imagine even though they stand before such an awesome find and see it for themselves? It’s a great capture, and most of all so wonderful that it has been found and has been restored.

  • It was amazing to actually be standing next to it and you’re right – it’s impossible to imagine actuallu being an oarsman in that ship – we need time travel :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thank you Gary – appreciated

    – missmoneypenny

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Wow excellent shot and info!

  • Thanks so much. I normally try to get people-free shots if I can but I thought the person in this shot added scale to the image. Thanks for the fave too :O)

    – missmoneypenny

  • 1keithsart
    1keithsartover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture,wonderful historic picture,what craftsmen they were, they were brilliant engineers, they built to last method. There is a similar facility in Sutton Hoo Suffolk UK of the A12,it is well worth a visit to see the way they were built and there burial use when there King died,all the burial mounds are visable.

  • Well I didn’t know that. I’ll have to try to visit it – it’s a bit closer than Norway and that’s for sure, lol. Thanks for your lovely comment – really very much appreciated

    – missmoneypenny

  • fairielights
    fairielightsover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture! Love the point of view!! =)

  • Thank you – very much appreciated

    – missmoneypenny

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

    What a lovely structure, well captured! What is the focal length please?

  • Hi Polly – thanks for your comment. The focal length was 50mm

    – missmoneypenny

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured!

  • Thanks Pamela, I’m glad you like it

    – missmoneypenny

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

    Ah, not for wide angle photography group then :(

  • Not this one – sorry. I took so many I’m having trouble remembering which lens I used for which shots, lol

    – missmoneypenny

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...almost 3 years ago

    Unbelievable! I definitely want to see this myself one day! Great image!

  • It’s well worth a visit – thank you for making it a favourite, I’m so glad you like it

    – missmoneypenny

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