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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

Traces of 17th-century fortress found in Japan

Traces of a 17th-century fortress have been found at Osaka Castle on the Japanese island of Honshu. Possible groundwork for the Sanada Maru fortress has been found, shedding light on the stronghold built and used by warlord Sanada Nobushige during the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615), a private group said. The group, which

Roman fortress wall found in Bulgaria

A section of ancient Roman fortress wall has been found on the Danube River in northeastern Bulgaria. A previously unknown section of the Late Antiquity fortress wall of the Ancient Roman city of Sexaginta Prista has been discovered in the Danube city of Ruse in Northeast Bulgaria. The discovery is important because

3,400-year-old Canaanite fortress found in Israel

A Bronze Age Canaanite fortress has been found at a construction site in northern Israel. Among the artifacts discovered in the ruined citadel's rooms are ceramic figurines with human and animal forms, bronze weapons, and pottery vessels that hadn't been made locally – they had been imported. That is further testimony

Viking ring fortress set to be excavated

Archaeologists in Denmark are preparing to excavate a Viking ring fortress discovered last year by way of drone-technology. "The ring fortresses of the Viking Age played a vital role in the Danish empire during the 9th and 10th centuries,” the Castle Centre wrote. “Denmark is trying to make them a part

Bronze Age fortress found in Turkey

A settlement and fortress dating back to the Bronze Age has been found in the Gölmarmara Lake basin in Turkey. “This area is four times larger than the ancient site of Troy in Çanakkale and the largest late Bronze Age settlement that has been found in the Aegean region. When the

Roman fortress wall found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working in Bulgaria have found a late antiquity outer fortress wall at the Roman city of Durostorum. The newly discovered fortress wall is about 2-2.15 meters wide, and is preserved up to a height of 1.5 meters at some sections, Prof. Georgi Atanasov, an archaeologist from the Silistra Regional Museum

3,000-year-old fortress found in Egypt

The foundations of a 3,000-year-old fortress have been found near the Suez Canal in Egypt at Tell Habua. The fort, also known as the Wall of the Prince, was part of a defensive line in the form of a series of fortresses and military cities. The fortress is one of other