Fire vikingeskibsrekonstruktioner i let vind. Fra venstre: ”Kraka Fyr”. Rekonstruktion af Skuldelev 6, et fiske og- og fragtfartøj fra vikingetiden, ca. 1030. ”Ottar”. Rekonstruktion af Skuldelev 1, et havgående handelsskib fra vikingetiden, ca. 1030. ”Helge Ask”. Rekonstruktion af Skuldelev 5, et mindre krigsskib fra vikingetiden, ca. 1030. ”Roar Ege”. Rekonstruktion af Skuldelev 1, et mindre handelsskib fra vikingetiden, ca. 1030. Billedet er taget i forbindelse med jubilæumsarrangement afholdt 2002i anledning af 40 året for udgravningen af de fem vikingeskib fra Skuldelev.

The Vikings are infamous for their fighting and pillaging, but most importantly their seafaring skills. Their longships allowed them to explore the world, including discovering Canada and invading the British Isles. The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is a treasure trove of Vikings ships, where the Vikings’ relationship to the sea and their ships is still being explored. It had long been known amongst local fisherman that there were sunken Viking ships at the entrance to Roskilde Fjord. In 1962, these ships were excavated and brought back to the surface. “The five ships were incredibly exciting as they represented a wide range of uses.