The Nydam Boat At Kiel

By Capt. L. Arenhold, published June 1914


Two vessels were excavated only months apart in the Nydam Bog in 1863. The first was used as firewood by soldiers, the second was carefully re-constructed at Flensburg. After several moves the Nydam Boat can now be seen at Zwei Landesmuseen unter einem Dach, Germany. There is a brief description of construction details and a list of artifacts, many of them weapons. Although there has been considerable research at the excavation site in the 20th century, these early observations have considerable merit.

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Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

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