Friday, 14 August 2009

Unique Viking find

Archaeologists have uncovered a well preserved trading post (Kaupang) from early Viking times in Laerdal, in Sogn og Fjordane county. It is probably older than earlier Kaupang finds.

More than 30 house foundations and remnants of extensive handicraft production have been uncovered. The items found have been unusually well preserved due to the dry climate in this region.

Archaeologist Asle Bruen Olsen says to NRK TV that the find is older and larger than those uncovered in other places, and that it will be very important in the research into the early Viking age.

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