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Legendary Viking town unearthed in Germany

Archaeologists have uncovered 200 houses and scores of Viking artifacts at a site in northern Germany.

Danish archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the fabled Viking town Sliasthorp by the Schlei bay in northern Germany, near the Danish border.

According to texts from the 8th century, the town served as the centre of power for the first Scandinavian kings.

But historians have doubted whether Sliasthorp even existed. This doubt is now starting to falter, as archaeologists from Aarhus University are making one amazing discovery after the other in the German soil.

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Story: Niels Ebdrup, ScienceNordic | Photo: University of Aarhus

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