It is just another day, as workers dig a trench near the village of Salme, Estonia. Their job is cable maintenance, but instead, they find ancient artefacts.
The ship burials on Edøy island, Norway.
It’s Wednesday again and it’s terribly quiet online about Viking Age discoveries. But here is a nice update, though. Remember the double ship burial in Trøndelag, Norway in November 2019? Here is a brief summary in ‘Sailing the Viking Seas‘ in Archaeology Magazine of March/April 2020.
A double boat grave found in Vinjeøra in Trøndelag.
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!