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Viking burials

12 November 2020

William sent in a Yahoo link to this story but you can see it at www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8937305/ … which comes with images. A previously unknown burial and ritual site at Gjeelestad in Norway has come to light, complete with what is said to be a feasting hall, a cult house of the dead, and a ship burial. The archaeologists used ground penetrating radar to make their discoveries, rather than using a trowel on their hands and knees. It seems to have begun life as an Iron Age cemetary but in the Viking era was expanded into a more elaborate affair. Gjellestad is also home to the Jell Mound, a large Iron Age funerary monument. The ship burial contained a boat 62 feet in length.

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