ship burial

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A burial deposited inside a boat or ship that is taken out of the water and put in a pit in the ground. Such burials are sometimes covered by barrows, as in Mound 1 at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk. Ship burials are a distinctive feature of Viking communities in northwest Europe, but are found in other cultures too.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Archaeology.

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