Unearthing the mysteries of Hammershus

Hammershus, a 12th century castle ruin on Bornholm island in Denmark, is a well-known landmark, but remarkably little is known about the site, and it has never been professionally excavated. That is about to change. (photo)

"We know that parts of Hammershus are medieval, but knowing exactly when it was built during that period is important to understanding the role and importance of the castle,” Nils Engberg from the National Museum told Jyllands-Posten. A team from the National Museum, Bornholm’s Museum and nature agency, Naturstyrelsen, will be digging at a number of sites around the ruin, hoping to uncover important information about its history.