Mummified viking-era trees found in Norway
Published on October 30th, 2009 | by Admin3
The find astounded researchers, since most dead trees decay as they are eaten by tiny organisms, said research leader Terje Thun, a biologist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.
“Here on the west coast of Norway, where it rains a lot and [is] always wet, it was a surprise that the wood was in such good condition,” Thun said.
With these uniquely preserved pines, he added, “you could touch the same tree that Viking [ancestors] have seen.”