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Archaeology

Burnt cheese casts light on 3,000 year-old family drama

When someone in Bronze Age Denmark quickly disposed of a burnt pot, they unintentionally provided archaeologists with a unique find.

New Viking graves discovered in Denmark

A new archaeological excavation in Denmark reveals the remains of graves and buildings that span the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Vikings, and right up to the Middle Ages.

New method reveals the secrets of bog bodies

Protein analyses on Denmark’s large collection of bog bodies gives archaeologists deeper insights into Iron Age culture and society.

New discovery rewrites history of Denmark’s biggest royal castle

Excavations of Denmark’s biggest castle show that an overlooked king, Knud VI, played a much bigger roll in its history than was previously thought.

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.