Viking Ship Museum

They stretched their beloved lord in his boat, laid out by the mast, amidships, the great ring-giver.

Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway

Far-fetched treasures were piled upon him, and precious gear. I never heard before of a ship so well furbished with battle tackle, bladed weapons and coats of mail.

Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway

The massed treasure was loaded on top of him: it would travel far on out into the ocean’s sway.

From Beowulf

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