A ship burial or boat grave is a burial in which a ship or boat is used either as a container for the dead and the grave goods, or as a part of the grave goods itself. If the ship is very small, it is called a boat grave. This style of burial was used among the Germanic peoples, particularly by Viking Age Norsemen.
Viking Age ship burialsEdit
- Ladby - from Kerteminde on the island of Funen, Denmark
- Gokstad - from Kongshaugen, Vestfold, Norway
- Oseberg - from Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold, Norway
- Tune - from Haugen farm on Rolvsøy in Tune, Østfold, Norway 
- Valsgärde - from a farm on the Fyris River, Gamla Uppsala, Sweden
- Vendel - from Ottarshögen (the mound of Ohthere) in Uppland, Sweden
- Anundshög - the mound of Anund just outside Västerås in Västmanland, Sweden
- Nabberör near Nabbelund, Öland, a ship burial from the Vendel Period with four skeletons, formerly covered by a cairn and now heavily damaged.
- Balladoole and Knock-e-Dooney - Viking ship burials on the Isle of Man
- Port an Eilean Mhòir - The only Viking burial yet discovered in mainland Britain, the mound was found in 2006 and excavated in 2011
- The Scar boat burial - a Viking burial found on Sanday, one the Orkney Islands 
- Snape - from Snape Common in Suffolk, East Anglia, England
- Sutton Hoo - Anglo-Saxon burial site near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
- Rurikovo Gorodishche - situated on an island on the Volkhov River near Veliky Novgorod, Russia
- Sarskoye Gorodishche - from a medieval fortified settlement in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia
- Timerevo - from site near the village of Bolshoe Timeryovo, Yaroslavl, Russia
- Black Grave - from the largest burial mound in Chernihiv, Ukraine
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