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1,000-year-old Viking toilet uncovered in Denmark

A deep hole containing human faeces has been discovered at a Viking settlement in Denmark. Is this Denmark’s oldest toilet?

A Bronze Age grape shakes up history

A small grape seed has set a remarkable archaeological record and casts new light on Scandinavia’s contact with southern Europe during the Bronze Age.

800-year-old well casts new light on medieval murder

How did a young woman come to be buried on unconsecrated ground almost 1,000 years ago? A new archaeological discovery could cast light over the story.

One of Greenland’s first inhabitants had a hole in their sock

Greenland’s earliest people developed advanced technology that allowed them to survive on the sea ice. A single dress object from that time, a little seal skin sock, reveals unrivalled sewing techniques.

Unknown Viking settlement could be hidden beneath ancient church

In late 2016, archaeologists found what is believed to be the remains of St. Clement’s Church in Trondheim. But even more ancient secrets could be hiding beneath the ruins.

See inside three Egyptian mummies

Scientists have scanned three mummies from the National Museum of Denmark for the first time. ScienceNordic was there to see the first results come in.

Another female Bronze Age icon is now known to have travelled across Europe

Egtved Girl is not alone: Skrydstrup Woman also travelled far and wide, say scientists after analysing Skrydstrup Woman’s hair, teeth, and bones.

Medieval shipwreck hints at psychological warfare

Details of a sunken Danish royal ship reveals colourful details about psychological warfare in the middle ages.

Archaeologists discover a thousand-year-old toy boat

The boat from an abandoned water well gives archaeologists tantalizing clues about the culture that produced the object.

Dogs and humans' long-lasting relationship

Why do humans and dogs get on so well? Learn more in this podcast.