Beowulf-era ceremonial hall discovered in Denmark

Archaeologists in Denmark are puzzled over the discovery of a large building "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."

The 48 meter long hall, overlooking a Viking palace, may have been a religious destination, attended by Iron Age nobles, or it simply may have been a beer hall. Experts believe that the site can be linked to the Scylding’ dynasty, dating back to around AD 400-500, and the time of the Beowulf saga.