Viking burials

12 Nov 2020

William sent in a Yahoo link to this story but you can see it at ... which comes with images. A previously unknown burial and ritual site at Gjeelestad in Norway has come to light, complete with what is said to be a feasting hall, a cult house of the dead, and a ship burial. The archaeologists used ground penetrating radar to make their discoveries, rather than using a trowel on their hands and knees. It seems to have begun life as an Iron Age cemetary but in the Viking era was expanded into a more elaborate affair. Gjellestad is also home to the Jell Mound, a large Iron Age funerary monument. The ship burial contained a boat 62 feet in length.