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A viking blacksmith buried with his tools

More than a thousand years ago a blacksmith died. His tools were buried with him. Now they give us insight into the work and status of a blacksmith in the viking society

Roman drunkard found on Danish island

A new archaeological find on the Danish island of Falster can be traced back to the first Roman Emperor, Augustus.

Norway’s top archaeological finding in 2014

A rare Stone Age grave dazzled Norwegian archaeologists last year.

Greenland's Iron Age came from space

The basalt on Northern Greenland is visible evidence of the Inuits' use of iron before they had access to modern tools.

We become more motivated when we think we're playing a game

New research shows that we tend to get more captivated when we think we're playing a game -- even if it isn't interactive.

DNA study: Vikings were plagued by intestinal parasites

A study of the remains of a 1,000 year old latrine reveals an unpleasant fact about the Vikings.

Stories from the unemployed

Some unemployed people alternate between complaining about their situations and claiming that they choose not to work.

Facebook debates are far too polite

We take care not to say anything controversial on Facebook because we don't know who might be watching.

Researchers receive 40 million euros for Christmas

Grants have been raining down on Danish science in the lead-up to Christmas. The majority of the money has gone to young talents.

New light shed on the Viking Age: Scandinavia’s oldest town was built 70 years earlier than thought

The Danish town Ribe is the oldest town in Scandinavia. Now a new study suggests that Ribe may have become a town much earlier than thought.

Copenhagen's visual history is now available on the Internet

Denmark’s capital has been digitised. It's now possible to delve into century old maps and explore the city’s rich history online.

Museum space is a part of the display

When you visit a museum the spatial layout and design is more than a neutral backdrop. It is an essential part of the experience.