Its mortuary chamber contained the bones of two women, who, judging from the size of the craft, and the elaborateness of its appointments, evidently belonged to a noble and wealthy family. The vessel, which is 70 feet long and 16 feet 6 inches broad, was dug out of a tumulus (an ancient burial mound) two and a half miles from the shore.
A large and extremely valuable collection of historic remains was found in the ship, including a four-wheeled chariot, richly and quaintly decorated, four sledges, three of them curiously carved, several beds, lintels, a mill, spinning-wheels, and a variety of kitchen utensils.
One theory is that the second woman was a slave condemned to accompany her mistress in her last sleep. The ship and its strange cargo, constituting one of the most important archeological 'finds' ever made in Scandanavia, after being carefully restored, will be placed in the Christiania Museum.
Eastern Province Herald August 18, 1908
Amazing how this ship survived all those years in the damp Scandinavian climate. They certainly made quite a few provisions for her afterlife. Pity the slave was killed to accompany her. I wonder if the date is correct or if the ship is older than stated in the paper.