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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)

Viking remains prove Black Sea ancestory

DNA evidence from the remains of a Viking woman seems to point to the fact that her ancestors originated in the area of the Black Sea. The woman was buried in a grave in Norway's Oseberg Viking ship, one of the country's most famous burial sites, but her roots were in the Black Sea region, according to Professor Per Holck of the University of Oslo.

12th century watchtower found in Norway

Archaeologists in Trondheim, Norway have discovered the remains of a stone watchtower built in the 12th century during the reign of King Sverre. The tower is believed to have been five stories tall.

Viking jewelry finds highlight grave excavations

Archaeologists working on the excavations of burial sites near Fr√łyland in Rogaland County, Norway were excited to find many artifacts including glass beads, scissors and household utensils.

New Viking Find in Western Norway

A newly discovered 9th Century grave in Western Norway is yielding many treasures. The grave of a female has so far produced jewelry, many pearls, glass beads, scissors, a knife and other household utensils. The quality and size of the finds indicate a high status grave.

Viking ship found in Larvik

Archaeologists found the remains of a ship from the Viking Age recently, in a burial mound on a farm outside the coastal city of Larvik.

A Vaccine for the Black Death

A Norwegian scientist claims to have solved the mystery behind the Black Death and to have created a vaccine against it.

1,000-Year-Old Church Discovered in Norway

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a nearly 1,000-year-old church in Skien, Norway, the country's oldest found to date. The discovery may prove that Christian conversions occured earlier than expected.

"Gullgubber" Discovered in Norway

Eleven small, golden reliefs, called Gullgubber or golden old men, have been discoverd in eastern Norway. The objects date to the 7th century CE.

14th Century Norwegian Shipwreck Well Preserved

The remains of a 14th century ship, discovered 50 years ago in the Skien River of Norway, are the focus of a new archaeological study.

Medieval Graves found in Oslo Old City

A Statsbygg (Directorate of Public Construction and Property) project to improve drainage around old Olavskirken (Olav's Church) led to a shallow ditch being dug along one wall, leading to the discovery of approximately 44 skeltons.

Viking Burial Site May be Richest in 50 Years

The discovery of ship nails at an archaeological site south of Oslo, Norway has archaeological hearts aflutter. Hopes are high for Viking treasures.

Burial Mound May Include Viking Longship

Researchers from the University of Oslo believe that an oval shape which has come up on radar studies of a burial mound near Toensberg may be a Viking longship.

Fire Damages Historic Church

A medieval church in Skien, Norway was damaged recently when fire broke out, destroying the church's organ.

Fourth Viking Ship Unearthed in Norway

Norwegian researchers are excited by the latest find of an intact ship near the spot where the famous Gokstad ship was discovered in 1880.

Sixth Grader Finds Viking Ring

On a class trip to Borre National Park, a Norwegian sixth grader found a 1,000 year old Viking ring.