Fabled seat of Danish kings discovered in Germany

A team of Danish archaeologists believe they have discovered the fabled Viking town Sliasthorp by the Schlei bay in northern Germany, the "center of power for the first Scandinavian kings." The discovery may give a new prospective on Scandinavian military organization. (photo)

The excavations have so far yielded evidence of 200 houses, filled with beads, jewellery, pieces of broken glass, axes, keys and arrowheads. "This is huge. Wherever we dig, we find houses – we reckon there are around 200 of them,” says Andres Dobat, a lecturer in prehistoric archaeology at Aarhus University.