A double burial, and a murder mystery…
Reports are circling online about the Newark Bay cemetry on the Orkneys. Northern Europe has seen its share of fierce storms this winter and it has caused further erosion on the coastline near the cemetry with its Pict and Viking burials. Locals are trying to prevent more burials to be swept or washed away by placing sandbags. Read fine and comprehensive articles on LiveScience and Smithsonian Magazine.
The results of the excavations in Ciepłe, Poland have now been published.
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.
More on Viking Age sites in Estonia, via ERR (Estonian Public Broadcasting): Burial site ties major Viking swords find to warriors from Rävala.
A Slavic axe in a woman’s grave.