National Geographic : 1964 Nov
Relics of Viking life Ceremonial cart, richly carved of beech and darkened oak, slumbered more than a millennium underground in the Oseberg ship. On the front panel, the mythical hero Gunnar endlessly struggles with serpents in a pit. Ninth-century hoard found in Norway, probably Viking plunder, yielded this gold and silver necklace modeled by the author's daughter, Benedicte Ingstad. KODACHROMES(C; N.G.S. Strap end of gold filigree gave the final touch to a Nor wegian dandy's spur. Most Vikings preferred less osten tatious riding gear. This relic and the necklace at right rest in Oslo's University Museum.