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Norway digs first Viking ship in 100 years

A new archaeological dig has started in Norway to dig up a Viking longboat. This is the first time one has been dug up in 100 years.

The ship was found 2 years ago in a burial site in the south-east of Norway. The geophysical scans, a type of underground radar, showed a large outline of a ship buried just a little way underground.

This is a very important find for Norway, they only have 3 well preserved Viking ships.

We think that this one looks like it is in bad condition, not all of the wood has been preserved. However, using modern technology we will be able to see what the full ship would have looked like.

It will take about 5 months to completely dig up the 20-metre-long ship.