Monday, September 22, 2014

Sogndalsdalen smithy

Leif Arne Norberg of Sogndalsdalen, Norway, was doing some landscaping work in his back garden when he overturned some stone slabs and found something remarkable. After Norberg uncovered a pair of tongs and a bent sword, archaeologists from Bergen University and the county’s Cultural Department took over the excavation of what is likely the 8th or 9th c. grave of a Viking blacksmith. The experts unearthed an axe and various pieces of metalwork which will be conserved before being put on display at the University Museum of Bergen.

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