In 1904 a remarkable archaeological site was uncovered at Oseberg, Norway. It consisted of an astonishingly well-preserved Viking ship that contained the remains of two women along with a wide array of accompanying grave goods. This vessel, which is widely celebrated as one of the finest finds of the Viking Age, had been buried within a large mound or haugr. 

Constructed primarily out of oak planks, the vessel measured 21.40m long by 5.10m wide. Its bow and stern were covered in elaborate carvings, while it contained 15 pairs of oar holes which meant up to 30 men could row the ship as required. 

The Oseberg ship is on display at the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway. 

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