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The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde was surprisingly interactive!
There were even ethnobotanical displays showing different species of
tree, and how they have been used for shipbuilding in Denmark and
It was especially nice seeing so many women artisans demonstrating traditional trades, like carpentry and rope-making.
They’ve done a number of cool things in the past (sailing to Dublin in a traditional craft, for example), and right now, they are working on an “open-source” boat project, collaborating with archaeologists, botanists, historians, and craftspeople.