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Viking ring fortress confirmed by remote-sensing technology

Remote-sensing technology has been employed to confirm the existence of a 10th-century Viking fortress in Denmark.

The Borgring fortress is an incredibly accurate circular shape, measuring about 150 metres in diameter. It is the first of its kind to be found in Denmark for 60 years. The findings are published in a study in the journal Antiquity.

The structure is one of the Trelleborg-type fortresses that have a distinctive overall shape and internal structure. The earthworks, houses and other structures are meticulously arranged within the fortress. They have V-shaped ditches that are precisely circular, with four gates at the four points of the compass.

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Story: Martha Henriques, IBT | Photo: Goodchild et al / Antiquity 2017

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