Friday, December 25, 2015
An ancient Viking settlement that is more than 1,500 years old has recently been discovered buried underneath a Norwegian airport. Archaeologists found the site during an airport expansion. Many valuable artifacts have been discovered in this site which is believed to have once been inhabited by a fishing community. The historical remains have been kept in good condition thanks to the low-acidity in the soil. This part of Norway is believed to be rich in historical treasures but government restrictions have made archaeological digs difficult. These new important discoveries will allow historians and archaeologists to gain more knowledge and insight about ancient Viking civilization.
See 1,500-year-old Viking settlement discovered underneath Norway airport, Independent, December 25, 2015.