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They have made some smaller incursions earlier, the main finds being the following:

- Believed to be a burial, but likely the ship was previously used and was not just a burial vessel

- Due to lowered water table large parts of the ship have been damaged or destroyed by rot, but the keel appears intact. The quick decision and accelerated startup of excavation was made to precent the decomposing from causing further damage

- The wood has been dated to around the year 733

- The size is comparable to the Gokstad and Oseberg ships, but on this ship the keel is quite different, of a previously unknown type. This is maybe what makes the find the most promising.

 

edit: auto-spellcheck keeps changing to other languages than English

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