Thursday, 26 September 2013

Viking ship to arrive at British Museum in 'flat pack'

The 37-metre warship was built in southern Norway around 1025, and deliberately sunk in Denmark in the mid-11th century

The longest Viking ship ever found will arrive at the British Museum in a "flat pack" from Denmark early next year, curators have revealed.
The 37-metre ship is the centrepiece of the museum's Vikings: Life and Legend exhibition which opens in March 2014.
"It's essentially an enormous Meccano set which can be put together," curator Gareth Williams told the BBC.

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As you might expect of a Scandinavian-designed ship, it comes flat packed”
Gareth WilliamsCurator
It is the British Museum's first major exhibition on Vikings for more than 30 years.
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