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The Tune ship is a viking ship of the "karv" type found at Haugen farm in Østfold, Norway. The ship was built around AD 900, and is made of clinkered oak planks. It was found in a burial mound called "Båthaugen" (the Boat mound) which was excavated by archaeeologist Oluf Rygh in 1867. The Oseberg longship (Viking Ship Museum, Norway) Longships, langskip or drakkar were boats used by the Scandinavians and Saxons for mostly military purposes. ... Østfold is a county in southeastern Norway, bordering Akershus and southwestern Sweden (Västra Götaland County and Värmland), while Vestfold is on the other side of the bay. ... Events Persian scientist, Rhazes, distinguished smallpox from measles in the course of his writings. ... Clinker is a boat building technique used for constructing hulls of boats and ships by fixing wooden planks and in the early nineteenth century, iron plates to each other so that the planks overlap along their edges. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Alternate meanings of barrow: see Barrow_in_Furness for the town of Barrow in Cumbria, England; also Barrow, Alaska in the U.S.; also River Barrow in Ireland. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The ship is fragmentary, but may have been up to 22 m long. It is 4.35m wide and would have had 11 or 12 pairs of oars. The length of the keel is ca 14 meters. It is of rugged construction with naturally grown ribs, thick crossbeams and a solid gunwhale. The Gunwhale, pronounced gunnel to rhyme with tunnel, is a nautical term describing the top line of planking of a boats sides. ...


The Tune ship is exhibited in the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy, Oslo. Viking Ship Museum and the Oseberg Ship. ... Bygdøy or Bygdø is a peninsula on the western side of Oslo, Norway. ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


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