In a field near Ladby, overlooking Kerteminde Fjord, a Viking ship was dragged up onto land during the first half of the 10th century AD. The ship was soon to provide the framework for a pagan Viking prince’s or chieftain’s burial. About 1000 years later, in 1934, Erik Eriksen unearthed a skeleton while ploughing his fields. It turned out that it was the Viking ship which is today called the Ladby ship.
This book tells the story of the Ladby ship.