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28/02/1935 Ladby ship is discovered

Amateur archaeologists Poul Helweg Mikkelsen found a ship burial southwest of Kerteminde on the island of Funen. The ship is approximately thousand year old. It is the only ship burial discovered in Denmark. This style of burial was used among the Germanic peoples, particularly by Viking Age Norsemen.


  • Essentials 

  • Ladby ship 

  • Discovery and excavation 

  • Viking Museum Ladby