All posts tagged: Eighth Century

OA: the Borre halls discovery

There’s a new scholarly article in Antiquity about three Viking Age halls at Borre, Norway. (The same place where the Borreparken ship was found in 2019). The site is already well-known for its burial mounds. New georadar surveys have revealed large buildings: Their unusual lay out and size, and location within such a prominent burial site, suggest that they were halls – high-status buildings mentioned in the Nordic sagas. From the Abstract. The article is worth a read, and available in Open Access: “The discovery of three large buildings at a Late Iron and Viking Age royal burial site in Norway.” Antiquity, (2020) 1-19. doi:10.15184/aqy.2019.211.