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 the grave goods, or as a part of the grave goods itself. If the ship is very small, it is called a boat grave. This style of burial was practiced by various seafaring cultures in Asia and Europe. Notable ship burial practices include those by the Germanic peoples, particularly by Viking Age Norsemen, as well as the pre-colonial ship burials described in the Boxer Codex (c. 15th century) in the Philippines.

Model of the structure of the Sutton Hoo ship (c. 7th century AD) it might have appeared, with chamber area outlined
Planks from one of the Butuan boats (c. 320 to 1250 AD) from the Philippines