Where was the Tune ship found?
The Tune ship was found in 1867 on the Nedre Haugen Farm outside Fredrikstad in southeastern Norway. It was the first Viking ship to be excavated and both the discovery and excavation was a sensation and attracted a great deal of interest. The ship was named after the parish of Tune.
How was the Tune ship discovered?
It was discovered in a ship burial mound (Båthaugen, from the Old Norse words båt meaning boat and haugr meaning mound or barrow). It was discovered when the burial mound was opened and the site was excavated by archaeologist Oluf Rygh in 1867. It was named the Tune ship by Professor Rygh after excavation.
Are there any Viking ships left?
The Oseberg ship (Norwegian: Osebergskipet) is a well-preserved Viking ship discovered in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold og Telemark county, Norway. This ship is commonly acknowledged to be among the finer artifacts to have survived from the Viking Era.