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Viking boat burial uncovered in Norway

A possible Viking boat burial dating back between the 7th-10th centuries A.D. has been found in Norway. The boat was at least 13 feet (4 meters) long and was buried in the ground in a roughly north-south direction, according to archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage (NIKU). It's not

4,000-year-old log boat found in England

Roadwork in Linconshire, England has uncovered a 20-foot log boat that may date back 4,000 years. Experts suspect the boat may be Bronze Age (c.2000-1000BC), but they are not sure so a tiny sample of its timber has been sent to Florida for radiocarbon dating. The results are eagerly anticipated! This log

19th-century canal boat found in New York lake

A canal boat dating back to the 19th century has been found in Oneidea Lake in New York. The wreckage of a long slender boat was determined to be a Durham boat. Durham boats were the first canal boats in the state and were designed to carry heavy cargo on the

Viking-Era toy boat found in Norway

A wooden toy boat dating back 1,000 years has been found at a farming site in Norway. Found buried in a dry well at a small farm in the town of Ørland on the coastal tundra, the boat is whittled in a style resembling Viking vessels, with an uplifted prow and

Timbers from Neolithic log boat found in Wales

Oak timbers that may have been part of a Neolithic log boat have been uncovered at a construction site in Wales. The prehistoric remains found at Monmouth have been radiocarbon-dated to 3,210 BC, in the New Stone Age. “There are cut features which appear to make it a complex craft and one

Ancient boat found in Cambodia

A 42-foot-long boat dating back to the early 13-century A.D. has been found near the Angkor Wat temple complex. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said tests by a research institute in New Zealand confirmed the age of the 12.8-meter (42-foot) -long boat, which was carved from a single tree trunk. He

Timbers from solar boat found on Giza Plateau

More timbers from Pharaoh Khufu's second solar boat have been found on the Giza Plateau. The beams were in poor condition and the team had carried out preliminary restoration work in situ before transporting them to the Grand Egyptian Museum where they would be comprehensively restored before being exhibited, Zidan said. Khufu’s

Medieval ship surfaced from Dutch river

A 65-foot-long medieval ship has been raised from the bed of the Ijssel River in the Netherlands. The boat was likely deliberately sunk by maritime engineers more than 600 years ago in an effort to alter the flow of the Ijssel River, an offshoot of the mighty Rhine River that flows