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Ship burial

A ship burial or boat grave is a burial in which a ship or boat is used either as a container for the dead and for grave goods, or as part of the actual grave goods. If the ship is very small, it is called a boat grave. It was used by the Vikings and occasionally the Ancient Egyptians.

Examples of ship burials

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