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Archaeologists develop new technology to read ancient documents

Using X-rays and 3D-modelling, scientists have developed a new method to read ancient texts, which were until now considered unreadable.

When and where did wolves become dogs?

Did dogs become domesticated in Southeast Asia or Europe? New study challenges recent research.

120-year-old astronomical photos discovered in basement

Retired astronomer unearths photo of 1919 solar eclipse that helped prove Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Wedding gifts that came and went

Marrying for love and romance hasn’t been around nearly as long as the 700 year old tradition of bride gifts.

Historic climate data stored on the ocean floor in microscopic fossils

The climate is always changing. Mohamed Ezat has investigated climate changes in the Norwegian and North Atlantic seas that have occurred over the past 135 000 years.

Nazis used own laws on German-Norwegian homosexuals

Norwegian homosexual men were punished harder during the Second World War if their sexual partners were Germans.

Archaeological breakthrough could solve the mystery of Greenland’s Vikings

Archaeologists develop new method, which might finally tell us why the Vikings migrated to Greenland.

Watch the past happen

Warships sailed in Norwegian fjords in 1940. You can now go back in time and follow them through your mobile.

What 142 million year old footprints reveal about dinosaur behaviour

Two sets of fossilized dinosaur footprints on a beach in Germany provide insights into the ancient giants' behaviour.

The first Danish kings were pirates

Medieval pirates and buccaneers founded Denmark. A new project investigates who the pirates really were and how they affected the formation of the Danish kingdom in its infancy.