Czech enthusiasts building replica of Viking vessel

A team of enthusiasts from Oslavany near Brno are building a replica of a Viking boat from the 12th century. The eight-metre boat is called Gislinge, after the Danish village where the original was discovered, and should be launched in the spring of next year. The remains of the original Viking vessel were excavated by archaeologists in 1993 in Gislinge, a village located on the reclaimed Lammerfjord.

Analysis of the timber established that the boat was built around the year 1130 and it was most likely used for fishing and transporting both goods and people.

A team of enthusiasts from the town of Oslavany in Moravia are now completing an exact copy of the Viking vessel, using local ash and oak trees.

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