Researchers applying high-tech scans to the study of three Viking swords revealed details about the techniques behind sword-making over 1000 years ago.
A grave of a potential Viking lord was found among the chamber graves found in Hørning near Skanderborg in Denmark’s, Jutland.
Archaeologists discovered a large enclosure near Stevns in Denmark at a sports hall construction site. The structure is dated to the Neolithic and seems to enclose an oval area of nearly 18000 square meters.
Archaeologists believe to have found the shipwreck of the historic vessel named the Blekinge, which sunk in 1713 at Karlskrona, southern Sweden. Among other campaigns, it served during king Karl XII’s sea assault against Denmark in 1700.
Nearly 40 graves of the local elite were discovered by Polish archaeologists at the Norre Sandegard Vest site, Danish island of Bornholm. This burial ground, dated to between 6th-7th cent., is one of the richest in whole Denmark.
Archaeologists believe to have found in Næsby, northern Jutland, Denmark, the burial of the the famous Viking chief Ulv Galiciefarer, the great-grandfather of Valdemar the Great, king of Denmark (1157-1182).
Danish museums have come together to create a new database, where amateur archaeologists, often metal detectorists, can register their finds. The database is called DIME – Digital Metal Finds.
A treasure trove containing a golden amulet and other golden jewellery was found at Magletving on Lolland, Denmark. The finds are said to date back 1500 years.
Viking toolbox found during excavations in the Viking fortress at Borgring, Denmark, was carefully examined and extracted in laboratory conditions. It revealed an extraordinary set of iron hand tools that may have been used to make Viking ships and houses.
Excavations on a hill near Viborg in West Denmark revealed remains of a 18 metres long Iron Age house that burnt down. The scorched layers of earth have protected the site for almost 2000 years.
Archaeologists excavating the Azokh cave in Artsah, Nagorno-Karabakh, discovered unique artefacts from different periods, among them a tooth from a human who lived 7000 years ago.
Trove of Bronze Age artefacts, including a necklace, two bracelets, four armlets and a double-bladed axe, discovered last year by a detectorist, were restored and put on display in the local museum in Kamień Pomorski, north-western Poland.
Metal detectorist found a 5-centimetre-tall figurine in a field near Mesinge, Denmark. The figurine shows a man with a beard and a impressive headdress with two “horns”. Experts believe it comes from 8th century and represents the Nordic god Odin.
Archaeology students discovered a mysterious stone covered with engravings, while working at a Neolithic shrine site at Vasagård, South Bornholm. The experts believe the find may be a 5000 year old map.
Over 50 archaeologists and metal detectorists surveyed the area of the Medieval Battle of Grunwald. The 1410 battle between an alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, against the Teutonic Knights was a decisive clash that shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe.
Excavations in central Jutland in Denmark revealed a vessel filled with burnt cheese that dated back to the Bronze Age. The find is a unique evidence for cooking practice in the prehistoric times and for mistakes that might have happened during.
Excavations at the Silkeborg site in Denmark revealed remains of graves and buildings that were dated back to Neolithic, Bronze Age, Viking era and Medieval times. Among the find two high status Viking burials and Trelleborg-type homes were found.
The new method analysing proteins in the fibres of the cloths or skin of mummified Iron Age bog bodies sheds new light on habits of Europeans living 2000 years ago. Proteins provided species recognition in 11 out of 12 samples and confirmed previous microscopic identification.
A necklace resembling Jesus on the cross was found by an amateur archaeologist on the island of Funen (Denmark).
A Danish Viking burial site contains a buckle that may have come from Ireland or Scotland.