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Ship burial of Igor the Old in 945, depicted by Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902).
Ship burial of Igor the Old in 945, depicted by Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902).

A ship burial or boat grave is a burial in which a ship or boat is used either as a container for the dead and the grave goods, or as a part of the grave goods itself. If the ship is very small, it is called a boat grave. It was used by the Anglo Saxons, the Merovingians, the Vikings and occasionally the Ancient Egyptians. Image File history File links Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902). ... Image File history File links Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902). ... Burial of Igor the Old, by Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902). ... Events Saint Dunstan abbot at Glastonbury Edmund I of England conquers Strathclyde Howell the Good convenes a conference at Whitland, which reforms the laws of Wales Births Abbo of Fleury, French monk Deaths Igor of Kiev Categories: 945 ... Underwater funeral in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea from an edition with drawings by Alphonse de Neuville and Edouard Riou. ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, sometimes with multiple decks. ... Lobster boat A boat is a watercraft, usually smaller than most ships. ... The Anglo-Saxons refers collectively to the groups of Germanic tribes who achieved dominance in southern Britain from the mid-5th century, forming the basis for the modern English nation. ... For other uses of the term Merovingian, see Merovingian (disambiguation). ... The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... Ancient Egypt was a civilization located along the Lower Nile, reaching from the Nile Delta in the north to as far south as Jebel Barkal at the time of its greatest extension (15th century BC). ...

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Great Pyramid of Giza from a 19th century stereopticon card photo. ... Image:Pyramids at giza 01. ... The Fourth dynasty of Egypt was the second of the four dynasties considered forming the Old Kingdom. ... History Gokstad viking ship -excavation. ... The Oseberg ship (Viking Ship Museum, Norway) View from the front - one of the most stunning expressions of Norse art and craftsmenship The Oseberg ship is a Viking ship which was found in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold county, Norway. ... The Snape boat grave is a 5th-6th century boat grave foud at Snape Common, near Aldeburgh in East Anglia. ... Sutton Hoo parade helmet (British Museum, restored). ... Valsgärde is a farm at the Fyris river, ca 3 km north of Gamla Uppsala, the ancient centre of the Swedish kings and of the pagan faith in Sweden. ... Ohtheres mound Vendel is a parish in the Swedish province of Uppland. ... Velikiy Novgorod (Но́вгород) is the foremost historic city of North-Western Russia, situated on the highway (and railway) connecting Moscow and St Petersburg. ... Rostov (Russian: Росто́в; Old Norse: Rostofa) is one of the oldest towns in Russia and an important tourist centre of the so called Golden ring. ... Yaroslavl (Jaroslavl, Russian: ) is a city in Russia, an administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, located 250 km NE of Moscow at 57°37′N 39°51′E The historical part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located at the confluence of Volga and Kotorosl. ... Chernihiv (Чернігів in Ukrainian) is an ancient city in northern Ukraine, the central city of Chernihivska oblast. Some common historical spellings of the name are Polish: Czernichów, and Russian: Чернигов, Chernigov. ... Ahmad ibn-al-Abbas ibn Rashid ibn-Hammad ibn-Fadlan (Aḥmad ʿibn alʿAbbās ʿibn Rasẖīd ʿibn ḥammād ʿibn Fadlān أحمد ابن العباس ابن رشيد ابن حماد ابن فضلان) was a tenth-century Arab scholar who wrote an account of his travels as a member of an embassy of the Caliph... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ...

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The ship's light mass (compared to knarrs) and shallow design allowed navigation in waters of just 1 meter depth, a rapid deployment on sandy shores in case of a raid and nonetheless hand carriage between river arms or lakes.
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Ship burial of Igor the Old in 945, depicted by Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902).
A ship burial or boat grave is a burial in which a ship or boat is used either as a container for the dead and the grave goods, or as a part of the grave goods itself.
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