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Tag: vikings

Police probe sheep heads mystery

The decapitated heads of nearly a dozen sheep were found mounted on stakes around four historic sites in Vestfold County over the weekend. Police...

Norway’s oldest city even older than thought

The Norwegian city of Tønsberg, about an hour's drive southwest of Oslo, was believed to have been founded around 1100 AD. Now archaeologists think...

Viking ship sunk near Shetland

A replica Viking ship known as Dragens Vinge ("The Dragon's Wing") has sunk on its way from Norway to the Shetland Islands in Scotland,...

30 Viking graves found in Setesdal

Thirty graves believed to originate from the Viking period have been discovered in the valley of Setesdal, southern Norway. The major discovery earlier this...

Ancient coin confirms saga

A rare German coin - a silver pfenning from the Harz mountains - was found during an excavation at Avaldsnes on Karmøy, close to...

Viking axe from Oslo found in south

An axe dating from the Middle Ages or Viking period found in a cellar in south Norway is believed to be originally from an...

Viking is ‘forefather to British royals’

A joint Norwegian-French investigation hopes to reveal that Norwegian Viking noble Ganger Hrólf was the same person as Rollo, the first Duke of Normandy...

Viking ship not just ceremonial

For years, it was widely believed that the ancient Tune ship on display at the Viking Ships Museum in Oslo was used mainly as...

Remnants of ancient church found

As Levanger celebrates its 1000th anniversary, a vaulted basement in the center of town has been found to contain ashlar blocks of prepared marble,...

Full-scale Viking replica to be built

Volunteers are aiming to complete and sail a full-scale replica of Norway's famed Oseberg ship, one of the best-preserved and most celebrated Viking relics...

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