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Unique Viking runes discovered in Denmark

“These are the runes we’ve been missing,” says archaeologist.

Pope said "no thanks" to Norwegian coins

Norway minted its own coins during much of the Middle Ages. But the coins didn’t always impress outsiders or even the Norwegians themselves.

Thousand-year-old cathedral surrenders its secrets

The secrets of St Olav’s shrine and Nidaros Cathedral have drawn pilgrims for nearly a thousand years. Curious researchers have also made the journey, eager to solve the mysteries locked up in the cathedral’s stones.

Mysterious Stone Age rock shows up on Danish Island

Why did Stone Age people carve images of the sun, fields, and spider webs onto small stones?

Denmark’s first Viking king printed in 3D

Full reconstruction of Gorm the Old reveals a strange growth on his neck.

Lost medieval village discovered in Denmark

The village was described in written sources from the Middle Ages but archaeologists have only just found the site.

Pompeii residents were screwed before the volcanic eruption

A water pipe from Pompeii had alarmingly high levels of toxic chemicals.

Archaeologists excavate 400 Iron Age houses in Denmark

A spectacular and unique site, say archaeologists.

This tiny ornament may have belonged to Harold Bluetooth’s shaman

The small piece of silver was found at a Viking fortress in Køge, Denmark.

Two new sites found with Stone Age art

“The finding of several sites shows that the rock art was probably more common than we figured and it was linked to settlements,” says Jan Magne Gjerde, who discovered the figures.