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Oseberg Sleigh


Emma Groeneveld
by Helen Simonsson
published on 07 July 2018
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One of four sleighs found in the elaborate ship burial at Oseberg, Norway, where in 834 CE two women were buried in an extremely rich setting with many grave goods such as this sleigh, an intricately carved wooden cart and various textiles including fine silks that would have been imported. This burial is classed as royal or at least as an upper-class Viking Age burial; at least one of the women must have been of very high status. The two women's exact relation to each other is unknown. The ship itself and this sleigh are displayed at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.

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Simonsson, Helen. "Oseberg Sleigh." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Jul 2018. Web. 13 Apr 2021.

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