The ships were discovered in 2008 during earth removal for infrastructure construction. An archaeological expedition has been working on site since 2008. It is possible that at least one more ship is yet to be discovered during future excavations. The ships were located near the ancient coastline, about 1.5 m above water level. The location is 230 m from modern coastline and 4 meters above modern water level.
Ships Both Salme ships are clinker-built. One of the ships is 11.5 m long and 2 m wide, the second one more than 17 m long and 3 m wide. Human remains Skeletal remains belonging to at least 42 individuals were discovered in the two ships. Most of them belonged to 30–40 years old males who had been killed in battle. The smaller ship contained the skeletal remains of 7 individuals. There were at least 36 individuals buried in four layers in the large ship. Read more about this discovery in Wikipedia.
The great discovery means that the Viking age started earlier and believed, and the history has to be rewritten.
Stein Morten Lund, 21th Januar 2014