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Nine medieval ships found in Oslo mud

 
 
Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2008 11:15 pm
Nine medieval ships found in Oslo mud

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OSLO: The largest collection of antique shipwrecks ever found in Norway has been discovered under mud at the building site for a new highway tunnel in Oslo, the project's lead archaeologist said Friday.

The archaeologist, Jostein Gundersen, said at least nine wooden boats, the largest of them 17 meters, or 56 feet, long, were found well preserved nearly 400 years after they sank at Bjoervika, an Oslo inlet near the new national opera house.
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 04:06 am
@Robert Gentel,

A construction manager's nightmare- archaeology found on his site.

Smile
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 04:35 am
@McTag,
Not really this time: it's not only the largest number of Norwegian ships ever founf - but this is Oslo's newest district ... and at the same time now the oldest. Wink

They'll make advantage out of that.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 04:59 am
@Walter Hinteler,
This is a 3D model showing the new development site on Google.earth

http://i36.tinypic.com/21kywr4.jpg


(A report with a photo ...

http://i33.tinypic.com/308k5na.jpg


.. has been published [in Norwegian, the above translated with Google] in "Dagsavisen"
http://www.dagsavisen.no/innenriks/article366012.ece

littlek
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 09:22 am
@Walter Hinteler,
"bear marks of fire"?

This is super cool.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 09:35 am
@littlek,
There was a dramatic fire in Oslo in 1624 destroying nearly all and everything. (The Danish King Christian IV decided the town to be rebuilt.)
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 09:37 am
@Robert Gentel,
That is so interesting - the medieval period is my favourite time in history. I'd love to hear more about these ships.
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 09:38 am
@Walter Hinteler,
ah!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 1 Sep, 2008 10:48 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

That is so interesting - the medieval period is my favourite time in history. I'd love to hear more about these ships.


The largest seems to be 17 meters long (and there might be a couple more in the mud).

http://i35.tinypic.com/hv2wxk.jpg

It'll certainly take some time until you can exactly say what kind of ships it had been - there aren't any example of Norwegian ships after the Vikings until then.

My guess is that they look similar to the caravels which were common in other countries in the late medieval period and afterwards. But: it can be hulks [holks] as well.
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