The oseberg ship burial, Norway: new thoughts on the skeletons from the grave mound

  title={The oseberg ship burial, Norway: new thoughts on the skeletons from the grave mound},
  author={Per Holck},
  journal={European Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={185 - 210}
  • P. Holck
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • History
  • European Journal of Archaeology
In 1904, a Viking Age ship was found and excavated in Oseberg, on the west side of the Oslo Fjord, south of Oslo, Norway. The skeletal remnants of two females buried onboard were anthropologically examined during the inter-war years. Questions surrounding their identities have prompted much speculation, and many people like to believe that one of the women could be Queen Åsa, the grandmother of Norway's first king. When the skeletons were reburied in 1948, a few smaller pieces were held back… 
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