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VIP Viking ship burial on land

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The Ladby Ship was the site of Denmark's only known Viking ship burial on land. During the first half of the 900s, this large ship was pulled ashore at Ladby and buried. The body was put in the stern. During an excavation in the 1930s, traces of feathers were…

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Who was the corpse from Ladby?

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Time / Periode 900 950
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There's no doubt that the person buried in the Ladby Ship was a wealthy man. Very little of the skeleton is preserved but the grave gifts indicate the occupant was a man. And the grave gifts he had with him were very valuable. Some of them were exotic: A silver belt buckle from the European continent and a silver plate from the Anglo-Irish region. These international grave gifts were prestigious, and the person laid to rest must have been a VIP in his day. Sometime after the burial, grave robbers broke into the mound and destroyed many of the grave gifts by throwing them in a heap.

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Who was the corpse from Ladby?

There's no doubt that the person buried in the Ladby Ship was a wealthy man. Very little of…

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