Archaeology in Europe News

2017/12/06

Viking-Era Stone Carved with Runes Found in Norway

This whetstone (a stone used for sharpening knives) has letters known as runes engraved on it, archaeologists found. Discovered recently during excavations in Oslo, the stone dates back to the Middle Ages, a time when the Vikings flourished in...

The Viking Spear from the Lendbreen Ice Patch

The Lendbreen ice patch, September 1974. Young student Per Dagsgard from Skjåk was visiting the ice patch to search for remains from ancient reindeer hunting. Little did he know that he would make the archaeological discovery of a lifetime on this day – a...

'Santa's bone' proved to be correct age

A fragment of bone claimed to be from St Nicholas - the 4th-Century saintly inspiration for Father Christmas - has been radio carbon tested by the University of Oxford.The test has found that the relic does date from the time of St Nicholas, who is...

2017/11/29

Julius Caesar's Britain invasion site 'found by archaeologists'

Archaeologists from the University ofLeicester believe the ditch was part of a large fort in KentArchaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain in 54BC.The discovery of a defensive ditch and...

2017/11/27

Denmark’s first Viking king printed in 3D

Gorm the Old’s bones are printed in a range of colours (Photo: Marie Louise Jørkov)For the first time ever, bones from the famous Danish Viking king, Gorm the Old, have been reconstructed and printed in 3D.Gorm the Old was the first to call himself king...