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100 medieval graves unearthed in Oslo


Archaeologists working ahead of a railway expansion project in Oslo have uncovered 100 medieval skeletons.

Egil Bauer, who’s leading the archaeology project for NIKU, said the skeletons found this summer can help researchers learn more about what Oslo residents ate in the Middle Ages, what illnesses they had, their ages when they died and where cemeteries were located. “That can also tell us what rank they held in society,” he said.

The archaeologists believe the skeletons date from 1100-1400 when the area featured several churches. Around 3,000 people are believed to have lived in Oslo at the time.

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