The Oseberg Ship Burial Astounded Archaeologists with Excellent Preservation and Hoard of Artifacts | Ancient Origins

The Oseberg Ship Burial Astounded Archaeologists with Excellent Preservation and Hoard of Artifacts | Ancient Origins.

 

The Oseberg Ship Burial

The Oseberg Ship Burial Astounded Archaeologists with Excellent Preservation and Hoard of Artifacts

In A.D. 921, the Arab traveler and Islamic theologian Ahmad ibn Fadlan was sent by the Abbasid caliph, al-Muqtadir to the court of the king of the Volga Bulghars as part of a diplomatic party. During his journey of roughly 4000 kilometers, Ibn Fadlan described the various peoples he encountered. About a fifth of Ibn Fadlan’s work was devoted to a people known as the Rūsiyyah, who were traders living on the river banks near to the camps of the Volga Bulghars.

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