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Oseberg Ship(around long and 5 m broad) I imagined it 15 times bigger and early neolithic. Current Aleppo Syria began in the neolithic era 8000 years ago. What a find to unearth an ancient boat.

Viking boat

The Vikings were not the first people to build ships but they did build the best ships anyone had made up to that time. Viking ships often had Dragons heads mounted on the bow to scare off sea monsters.

The Gokstad Viking ship.  Little known fact: Norse ships began to use iron rivets beginning of 3rd cent AD (before they lashed planks together).  Shipbuilders also put a tarred string of wool in the overlap between planks for a water tight seal, then the rivets went into place.  Norsemen did not have saws...axes were the primary tool of choice.

The Gokstad Viking ship. Little known fact: Norse ships began to use iron rivets…

My kinda shipyard

doesn't really look like a dragon to me. It is a terrifying image though so I can see why the Vikings included images of dragons on the front of their ships. It was a way to intimidate their opponents.

Oseberg Ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Oseberg ship (Viking Ship Museum, Norway) is a well-preserved Viking ship discovered in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold county, Norway.

Viking Dragon Knot                                                       …

Viking Dragon Knot Two dragons fight amidst the unseen air. One has always been chained but Time and time can change. The dragon to be slain and hero prince be adorned as fully King. Prince of the air against heir of peace.