Picture the scene. It’s 1904 and you are a Norwegian farmer quietly going about your business. You start digging up part of your land and then clunk… oh look, I’ve found a Viking long ship! Now that’s a good day at the office (farm?)
He uncovered the Oseberg burial mound which contained treasures, skeletons and a fully intact Viking ship dating back from 800bc. Archaeologists were duly called and this ship and its treasures, along with some not so intact other ships from other areas, have been on display in the Viking Ship museum since 1913.