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Viking boat burial uncovered in Norway

A possible Viking boat burial dating back between the 7th-10th centuries A.D. has been found in Norway. The boat was at least 13 feet (4 meters) long and was buried in the ground in a roughly north-south direction, according to archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage (NIKU). It's not

Viking sword found on Norwegian mountain

A well-preserved Viking sword has been found on a mountain in southern Norway. Pilø told Fox News that the sword had been lying on the mountain surface for around 1,100 years. “That a sword should survive more than a thousand years in the open is hard for some people to believe,”

Viking-Era toy boat found in Norway

A wooden toy boat dating back 1,000 years has been found at a farming site in Norway. Found buried in a dry well at a small farm in the town of Ørland on the coastal tundra, the boat is whittled in a style resembling Viking vessels, with an uplifted prow and

Woman in Danish Viking grave was born in Norway

Researchers have determined that a woman found buried in a Viking grave in Denmark was born in Norway. “She has had bronze buckles in a warm orange-yellow colour, decorated silver jewellery capsules and a string of glass and metal pearls,” Stidsing told Videnskab.dk. “She must have been quite a sight when she

Shrine to Viking King found in Norway

Archaeologists have unearthed the wooden foundations of a church where the body of King Olaf Haraldsson was taken in 1031 after he was canonized as a saint. The site is in Trondheim, where Olaf was buried after his death in battle. After locals began circulating stories about miracles credited to the

5,000-year-old Norwegian rock art damaged

A teenage boy has vandalized a 5,000-year-old caring of a figure on skis in Norway. “It’s a tragedy, because it’s one of the most famous Norwegian historical sites,” Bård Anders Langø, the mayor of the nearby Alstahaug Municipality, told The Local. “It is one of the most internationally known symbols of

Iron Age settlement unearthed in Norway

A 1,500-year-old settlement is currently undergoing excavation in Norway. “This was a very strategic place,” says Ingrid Ystgaard, project manager at the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) University Museum. “It was a sheltered area along the Norwegian coastal route from southern

Hiker discovers Viking sword in Norway

A hiker taking a little break discovered a 1,200-year-old Viking sword in southern Norway. “The sword was found in very good condition. It is very special to get into a sword that is merely lacking its grip,” he said. “When the snow has gone in spring, we will check the place where

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