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I my three previous postings I have shown some of the old viking ships on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.
Yesterdays photo showed the keelson of a skeid, the largest of the five ships found on the bottom of Roskilde Fjord around 1960. This 30 meter long warship is now being rebuild in the museum shipyard using only the technology of the age.
On the day of my visit the last boards of the hull was put in place by the shipbuilders using "viking-tech" clamps. A lightweight and flexible hull was important to make a good and seaworthy ship capable of both navigating the oceans, going up the rivers and landing right on the beach.
In the background is one of the buildings of the shipyard and working museum which was built next to the old museum in 1996-97. During the construction work on the old coastline, nine viking and medieval shipwrecks were found in the mud, among them a 36 meter long skeid, the largest found so far.

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