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The "Imme Gram" was constructed as a replica inspired from a real Viking Ship found in a burial mound for a Viking Chief.
 
 

Here a reconstruction of this burial ship, - the Ladby Ship.




The ship is 1000 - 1100 years old, and was about 21,5 meters long and about 3 meters wide. When found, most of the woodwork had long gone, but thousands of iron rivets and nails were found together with the skeletons of 11 horses and 4 dogs, as well as many other bits and pieces from the Viking age.
 
 



Ladby Skibet  (The Ladby Ship)
This flat mound in the landscape near the village of Ladby, is not just a natural hill, - it's a Viking Burial site!
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Ladby Skibet  -  (The Ladby Ship.)
- a closer view -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Ladby Skibet -  (The Ladby Ship.)
- and here inside the mound you find the remains of the burial ship -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


Ladby Skibet  -  (The ladby Ship.)
- inside the hull some of the remains of the horses and dogs that was buried here too -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Ladby Skibet  -  (The Ladby Ship.)
- the skeleton of a horse -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Ladby Skibet  -  (The Ladby Ship.)
- the ship's anchor -
- so well preserved, that it actually looks like a new copy, but in fact it is the real anchor you see here inside the hull -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Ladby Skibet  -  (The Ladby Ship.)
Here another well preserved detail from the ship -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Ladby Skibet - (The Ladby Ship.)
Another wonderful detail.
Unfortunately the dragon head in front of the ship had vanished over the years, but the curly mane still remains.
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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Updated:  Dec. 14th. 2004
               March 15.2007