The history of Borre continues to grow more and more interesting! The monumental mounds have been visible and therefor known for a long time.
Then, in 1851, remains of a vikingship where discovered in one of the mounds. Almost 150 years later traces of large feasting halls where discovered close to the park wall. Finally, the latest discovery on Monday reveaveled that an additional viking ship has been discovered here at Borre.
An exceptional worth
A viking ship burial was not only limited to the elite, but to the elite of the elite. A viking ship would have required a large amount of resources and would have had an exceptional worth. It would therefor have been quite the sacrifice to bury such an assett.
Exactly who this person may have been we will probably never know, but it must have been someone with status in the society; a chieftain, leader or other powerful figure.
The road ahead is an exciting one! Right now the most important task is making sure that this remarkable find is taken care of in the best possible way. That means that all shovels and spades need to be put away and make way for non-intrusive archaeological methods that can give us further insight into what remains of the ship. This is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the vikings that left such a longlasting impression behind them.
We look forward to many curious visitors from both near and far and are excited to tell you more about the amazing find in our guided tours inside the Borre park.