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1600-year-old evidence of beer brewing in Sweden

And there’s every reason to believe that people in the Nordic countries have been brewing beer much longer than that.

Raw fish gave the Vikings tapeworms

“I’ve never thought about how they prepared their food – or didn’t,” says archaeologist.

Leprosy DNA extracted from medieval skeletons in Denmark

The well-preserved bones contain DNA from multiple strands of one of medieval Europe’s biggest killers.

A virtual time machine for the Port of Oslo of the 1700s

If you have a 3D printer, this website even lets you print out small buildings from 18th century Oslo.

Once lost archaeology revealed by satellite images and aerial photography

Using a high tech approach, archaeologists have turned back time and reconstructed a hidden urban landscape in Jerash, Jordan.

Unique Middle Age tapestry gives insight into medieval times

Norwegian churches in the Middle Ages were decorated with embroidered tapestries that told Bible stories almost like a comic series. The Høylandet tapestry is the only one of its kind that has survived the march of time.

Evidence uncovered of a 1500-year-old massacre in Sweden

The remains, discovered by researchers, appear to have been left in the same places where they had been slaughtered.

Archaeologists uncover remains of a horrifying Iron Age battle in Denmark

Thirteen-year-olds fought side by side with adult men and the dead were left where they fell, ripped to pieces by hungry animals.

A bumper crop of ancient DNA solves key mysteries of ancient human societies

The largest combined study of DNA extracted from ancient skeletons reveals dynamic shifts in genetics, language, and culture in the past 11,000 years.

Life was good for Stone Age Norwegians along Oslo Fjord

Southeastern Norway is the most populous part of Norway today. Based on an analysis of more than 150 settlements along Oslo Fjord, the area apparently also appealed to Stone Age people.