Viking round shields: The sagas specifically mention linden wood for shield construction, although finds from graves shows mostly other timbers, such as fir, alder and poplar. These timbers are not very dense and are light in the hand, they were often rei
1000 years ago some Viking lost in the lake his chest with axes, sawdrills, chisels, knives, awls and 200 other objects. In 1936 on an island off the coast of Sweden a farmer plowing a recently drained swampland was stopped.
Coffer, partly reconstructed Wood and bronze The original mounts are a grave find from Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 639 Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum