Viking long house with a stone-lined hearth in the middle. A fire was kept for cooking and heating and the smoke escaped through a hole in the roof. The hall was often smoky and smelly. The floor of the hall was made of hard-packed earth, covered with ree
century, European, probably Scandinavian. The braided copper wires on the pommel may represent an earlier Scandinavian custom of tying a talisman to a sword hilt. The pattern-welded blade was forged of intertwined rods of steel and iron.
Seven Viking Age swords on display in Bergen Museum (numbered 5 to 11 in the display case). The long sword in the middle is a Petersen type C sword found in Sæbø, Hoprekstad, Vik i Sogn municipality, Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway.