Tag Archives: Archaeology

A unique find

A proposed interpretation of one of the words that is visible with the naked eye and marked on the image, the word

Paul Fadum from Tønsberg is constantly looking for little treasures with his metal detector. Together with his father-in-law, he hunts for traces of the past and has found both coins and keys, but last week he made his most special find to date - a small lead disc with a runic inscription from the Middle Ages. A ...

Vikings and Death

In the Viking Age people were buried in many different sort of places. Did the ancient Scandinavians chose a particular place for burial or were the burial sites randomly selected? Had the choice anything to do with ideas of the afterlife? The seasons first Tuesday Talk at The Museum of Archaeology has an exciting topic!  Archaeologist ...

Archaeologists Discover Scandinavia’s Oldest and Most Complex Group of Iron Forges

”Preben Rønne and Ruth Iren Øien at the artifact storage room, looking at the material from the forges.” Photo: Tove Eivindsen/NTNU Museum

When archaeologist Ruth Iren Øien noticed a cluster of tiny iron beads in the ground, she knew she was onto something. She did not know, however, that her team had stumbled upon Scandinavia's oldest and most complex group of iron forges. And not only that, it would be months before Øien, with the Norwegian University of ...

Unique Viking find on the west coast of Norway

At Kaupang in Vestfold county, Norway, lie the remains of Sciringes heal - Norway

Norwegian archaeologists have discovered a well preserved Kaupang (Viking trading post) in Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane county on the west coast of Norway. Archaeologist Asle Bruen Olsen, who has been in charge of the excavation, says to NRK TV that the find is more important, older, and larger than those earlier found in other parts of Norway. More than 30 house ...