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Danish Viking grave reveals archaeological mysteries

New excavations in Scandinavia’s first city, Ribe, suggests rapid change at the end of the 9th century.

Unique Viking tomb contains remains of noble couple

A Viking tomb in Denmark contains the rare remains of two men and a woman and offers more evidence of an international Viking culture.

Archaeologists discover Athens’ oldest navy base

A team of scientists have discovered the remains of Athens’ first navy base built in the Greek golden age.

Viking fortress in Denmark stumps archaeologists

Archeologists have drawn a blank at one of Denmark’s most recently discovered Viking castles, after finding nothing except a single, solitary glass bead.

Arctic tomb preserves oldest known Inuit dress

GREENLAND: The oldest examples of clothing from the Arctic were discovered by hunters in a 500 year-old grave in north west Greenland and are now on display in the Greenland National Museum.

Ice Age Europeans migrated back to Africa

Fossil DNA suggests that the early Europeans migrated back to Africa during the Last Glacial Period, around 45,000 years ago.

Stone Age artists used rock art as a billboard

A series of Norwegian Stone Age rock drawings suggests petroglyphs provided information, not art.

Forgotten museum specimens shed new light on animal history

The NTNU University Museum has uncovered long forgotten specimens, such as a squirrel from 1878 and a 6,600-year-old walrus, providing new information on the history of their species.

Why some Iron Age women chose exotic jewellery

The highly untraditional choice shows a desire to stand out in a crowd, according to one archaeologist.

Unique jewellery from the British Isles found in Danish Viking grave

A Danish Viking burial site contains a buckle that may have come from Ireland or Scotland.