England: British museum presents ‘Vikings: Life and Legend’

 
 
Conservationists at the British Museum in London prepare the forthcoming exhibition of the surviving timbers of the longest Viking warship ever found.
Conservationists at the British Museum in London prepare the forthcoming exhibition of the surviving timbers of the longest Viking warship ever found.
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More than a millennium after it sailed the seas, the remnants of the longest Viking warship ever discovered have traveled to London’s British Museum. The 120-foot wooden longboat discovered on the banks of a fjord in Denmark in 1997 is the centerpiece of Vikings: Life and Legend, which runs March 6 through June 22. The ship has been dated to about 1025 and may have been used by Cnut the Great, who ruled a Viking empire taking in England, Denmark and Norway.

Details: www.britishmuseum.org.

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