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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.

Norwegian iron helped build Iron-Age Europe

Two thousand years ago, Norway produced iron in significant quantities. Much of it was exported both southward and northward from Trøndelag in central Norway.

Punished without trial for sleeping with the Germans

While Norway officially flaunted itself by bringing war criminals before court in the trials succeeding World War II, the so-called German whores were punished without trial although no crime had been committed.

When did Tibetans have sex with prehistoric humans?

Sex with ancient humans enabled the Tibetans to adapt to a life at 4,000 metres above sea level and sheds light on our own evolutionary history.

See where the Vikings travelled

Use the interactive map to find out where the Vikings travelled to and how they traded and plundered in everything from spices to slaves.

Ancient urn hints at global trade network

Archaeologists "couldn't believe their eyes" when a perfectly preserved urn turned up in a grave in Southern Jutland.

History rewritten: Europeans were “born” in the Bronze Age

DNA from 101 Bronze Age skeletons shows that Europeans came from nomadic tribes who invaded during the Bronze Age.

A famous Danish Bronze Age icon turns out not to be Danish after all

Analysis of the Egtved girl’s teeth, clothes, hair, and nails, show that the Bronze Age teenager was not born in Denmark.