The timing of this piece is great. Just as I finished the Lost Settlements on Iceland, there is news about an archaeological excavation in Cabinet Square in Reykjavík. Curious to see what’ll be discovered here. Read the article on The Reykjavík Grapevine.
I’ve just updated Lindisfarne Island with information about a new discovery! The Digventure team found a stunning hnefatafl piece during their excavations in 2019. It’s amazing. For the breaking news, see today’s article in The Guardian.
A medieval cemetry has been found in Kjøpmannsgata in Trondheim in 2019. Read more about it on The History Blog, or Life in Norway. I’m updating the news article Archaeological Excavations in Trondheim in due time, especially if Viking Age graves are found.
First Norwegian Viking ship found in over 100 years.
Flashback to 16 October 2018: I reported the find of a new Viking ship in Norway. See Headlines & Grapevines: Oct-Dec 2018. The Gjellestad ship, as it has been dubbed, will be excavated in the next two weeks. So, watch The Viking Age Archive for more news, or check out the NIKU site!