Viking halls may help rewrite Norwegian history

Norwegian historians are rethinking the distribution of power in Viking Norway after the recent discovery of two massive Viking halls in Borre. The halls date to around 700-800 C.E. (photos)

The remains of the halls were found by using radar to penetrate the ground near a grouping of late Iron Age burial mounds. The discovery proves that Borre was "more than a burial place, but a true royal power center in Viking times. There have been tribes here from all of northern Europe for sacrificial ceremonies," said archeologist and information leader at the Midgard Historical Center, Lena Fahre.