Author Results for Eldar Heide, Terje Planke

Viking Ships with Angular Stems: Did the Old Norse term beit refer to early sailing ships?

By Eldar Heide, Terje Planke

This article discusses a certain type of ship known from Scandinavian Viking Age and Merovingian Period iconography. This type of ship has a vertical stem and stern that meet the keel at right angles, sometimes with an extension filling the space under a sloping forefoot and a similar extension at the rear end of the […] Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design