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Amazing Viking longship discovery: Radar reveals mysterious ship grave

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Amazing Viking longship discovery: Radar reveals mysterious ship grave

Archaeologists in Norway have used ground-penetrating radar to locate what appears to be a Viking longship buried in the ground.

Officials in Vestfold County, west of Oslo, announced the find on Monday. Vestfold County spokesman Terje Gansum said the ship burial — where a vessel is used as a container for the dead — was found in the Borre burial mounds, considered one of Norway's most important cultural heritage sites.

The radar images show a boat shape as well as the faint outline of a circular recess, which may indicate that a wooden pile has been removed from the site.

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Gansum said Viking-era ships are always at least 15 meters (50 feet) long.