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The Oseberg Ship

I am reading "The Vikings" by Robert Ferguson, and it has a long section about the discovery of the Oseberg ship.

Here is a photo of the ship, which was found in a burial mound in Norway. Here is a shot from the front, which further demonstrates the slender beauty of her clinker-built lines. Imagine the white-capped waves of the North Sea, breaking to either side of that swan's beak of a bow as she cuts through the waves with deadly ease. Picture the broad-shouldered vikings with wolf-smiles as they pull their oars towards foreign shores.

This is a gorgeous ship. Look at the intricate carvings on the keel. The keel!

Vikings are cool. I'm tellin' ya - Vikings are the next pirates. Just you watch.
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