Sunday, April 13, 2008

Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark

Helga and I took the train from Malmo to Copenhagen, then changed to a surprisingly old suburban train to see the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde. The modern cement and glass museum, nicely sited on the shore, opened in 1969 to exhibit five Viking ships that were discovered in the Roskilde Fjord in 1962. The ships had been deliberately sunk in 1070 in order to protect Roskilde from attacks from the sea.

1 comment:

trixieskips said...

It's such a beautiful part of Sealand, too. The museum does a wonderful job of showing off those boats.