In a Viking burial cairn at Røttingsnes, Norway, a woman was buried in a boat together with her jewellery and different tools. The vessel was 5 meter in length, but only the rivets remained after 10 centuries in the acid soil of coastal Norway. The picture is a reconstruction.
Amulet of amber from a woman's grave dated to the early Viking Age (800s AD). Found on the farm Line in Time municipality that area. The shape resembles a fetus at an early stage of development. Photo: Terje Tveit, AM UIs. http://am.uis.no/category.php?categoryID=6588
Perhaps the oldest Viking rune stone found in Södermanland, the vertical rune lines and lack of ornamentation tell us that this stone's inscription is from the second half of the 900s. Originally found inside a burial mound in 1856, this stone had probabl