Up in northern Norway, not far from Lofoten, lies the tiny village of Sandtorg. People have traded here for centuries, but Sandtorg can now boast being a market place as early as the Viking Age.
A bit of history that took place long, long, long before the Viking Age. But it’s so fascinating that I want to mention it here. In Norway, Bronze Age carvings have been found of ships. Do have a look, the photos of the images are just amazing to see on Science Norway.
Whoa! The views on my site are exploding today! Must have something to do with the start of the Gjellestad ship excavation… see NKU.no.
This week’s news highlight is the discovery of board game pieces from Roman Iron Age times in Norway. This game is thought to be the predecessor of the Viking Age hnefatafl. Two of the most interesting reads are on LiveScience.com and ScienceAlert.
The ship burials on Edøy island, Norway.
When you live in Norway and decide to renovate only to discover there’s a Viking Age grave underneath your house…