A well preserved Viking sword was discovered by a team of deer hunters at high altitude in Oppland, Norway.
A trove of 3000-year-old weapons containing a large number of bronze axe heads was found late April in a field in the village of Hegra, near Stjørdal, Norway. According to the experts the objects date back to the Late Bronze Age between 1100-500 BC.
Archaeologists excavating the site of the church of St Clement in Trondheim, Norway, discovered traces of an Iron Age settlement beneath the building’s remains. The church is believed to be the shrine of 11th century saint-king Olaf II Haraldsson.
The National Museum of Ireland recently received four items sent anonymously in letters without a post-mark addressed to the “History Museum”. The artefacts are dated to Bronze Age and Viking Age.
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 in Trondheim, Norway, revealed the original shrine at the site of an Early Medieval wooden church, where Viking king Olaf Haraldsson may have been enshrined after he was declared a saint.
After six years of work, Norwegian researchers lifted The Maud, the ship of Arctic Explorer Roald Amundsen. The ship trapped in ice in Nunavut, North Canada, since 1930, is now prepared for a trip home to Norway.
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 at Stöðvarfjörður, East Fjords region of Iceland, revealed discoveries that might date the earliest settlement date of the island almost 100 years earlier to the past.
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.
One of Norway’s most famous historical sites of 5000-year-old stone-age rock carving of a figure on skis was vandalised. It was destroyed by a sharp object that was used to scratch along the lines of the carving.
Norwegian archaeologists of the Hordaland County Council and University Museum of Bergen discovered parts of a prehistoric sledge that were revealed in 2015 by the melting Vossaskavlen Glacier in western Norway.