Monday, 19 October 2009

Archaeologists may have unearthed beer hall of ancient Viking kings in Denmark

Archaeologists have unearthed a large mud building in Denmark, which may have been a cult place or beer hall of the ancient Viking kings.

According to a report in The Copenhagen Post, the hall, 48 metres long and seven metres across, overlooks the site of a Viking palace unearthed in 1986 in what is an historic area of Denmark.

“We are sure we have found a royal building of some sort,” said Tom Christensen, curator of Roskilde Museum at the time.

“The odd thing about the site is that it is littered with bits and pieces of exquisite golden jewellery, glass and bronze broaches, high quality artifacts, such as drinking glasses and ceramics, which all seem to have been deliberately smashed in some ritual,” he added.

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