The World of the Ladby King

Tid: Permanent exhibition
Sted: The Viking Museum at Ladby

What did the Vikings look like? What did they believe in? What was their way of living?

Dive into a story about the Viking pagan princes – their daily life, homes, death and religion.

Ladby Viking Museum is a museum dedicated to Denmark’s only known Viking ship burial. It tells the story of the ship grave from about 920, where a Viking King was buried in his magnificent Viking ship along with rich and splendid burial gifts. The Ladby King belonged to society’s absolute top – yes, it was a princely, or regal, funeral.

With the exhibition ‘The World of the Ladby King’, the Ladby Viking Museum adds a new chapter to the story of the King in the grave. Here we have collected all the great questions we encounter on the tours and in the shop. The questions are mainly about the Ladby King’s daily life, environment and living conditions.

This is essentially a big puzzle, where archaeology, history, osteology, linguistics, runeology, etc., contribute to our understanding of Viking society and its forgotten and lost customs. Every piece of the puzzle counts, and it’s a story where the last chapter is far from told. 

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