Archaeologists make sensational Viking discovery in Denmark
In what is being described as one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Denmark in recent times, archaeologists have uncovered several chamber-graves in the hamlet of Hørning near Skanderborg in Jutland.
|Site cleared in preliminary excavation, 2012 [Credit: Museum of Skanderborg]|
|Two cross-shaped fittings and a rectangular buckle [Credit: Museum of Skanderborg]|
|Gilded bridle fitting [Credit: Museum of Skanderborg]|
|Cross-shaped bridle fitting [Credit: Museum of Skanderborg]|
|Reconstruction of the bridle showing placement of the fittings [Credit: Museum of Skanderborg]|
“Only a small part of the grave has been examined, but on April 19 we’ll start uncovering the rest of the Viking grave’s goods in an excavation managed by the Museum of Skanderborg,” said Ejvind Hertz, a museum inspector and manager of the museum’s archaeological department.
The excavation will feature daily guided tours, so keep updated at the website vikingfregerslev.dk (in Danish only). Meanwhile, some of the beautiful discoveries will be exhibited at the Museum of Skanderborg from April 7 until May 7.
For more information see the Fregerslev Viking excavation website (in Danish).
Author: Christian W | Source: The Copenhagen Post [March 17, 2017]