Sweden's oldest burial ship found

Archaeologists working on a site near Sunnerby on the island of Kållandsö in Lake Vänern in central Sweden have discovered a 7th century burial ship, the oldest yet uncovered in Scandinavia. The discovery includes animal sacrifices and burial gifts.

Unlinke ship burials in England, the Swedish burial is thought to be from the Vendel era (550-793). It measures between 20 and 20 metres in length, and it would have been loaded with the remains and gifts and then set on fire.