The Viking ship is one of the most iconic images of the Viking Age. As well as including well-known vessels such as the spectacular ship-burials from Gokstad and Oseberg in southern Norway, Viking Ships introduces the newly-conserved Roskilde 6 ship from Denmark. Measuring at over 37 metres, this is the longest Viking ship ever discovered and will form the core of the touring exhibition Vikings: life and legend.. The Vikings used their shipbuilding skills to command the sea; their famous ships permitted the exploration, colonization and the raids for which they are best known. This book will explore the evolution of their sea-going vessels and celebrate this outstanding feature of the Viking Age.
About the Author
Gareth Williams is Curator of Early Medieval Coins at the British Museum and of the Vikings: life and legend exhibition. Major exhibition also showing at the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen from June to November 2013 and Museum of Prehistory and Early History, Berlin in Autumn 2014
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: British Museum Press
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.26