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Museum Says: Danish Viking Hall Remains Found in Denmark

According to the Historical Museum of Northern Jutland, archeologists believe that they have found the remains of a Viking hall dating back more than a thousand years in Denmark. press release.

Archeologists had excavated the area prior to discovering the remains. constructing A house in Hune in northern Denmark, was found. Thomas Rune Knudsen, an archeologist, says this is the largest Viking Age discovery made in more than a decade.

“This is the largest Viking Age find of this nature in more than ten years, and we have not seen anything like it before here in North Jutland, even though it has only been partially excavated,” Knudsen, the excavation leader for museum, stated in the press release.

Knudsen believes the hall was once home to a symphony. “prestigious building” It could have been used to host political meetings or Viking guilds. According to the museum’s estimates, the hall measures 130 ft in length and 33 ft wide. It once supported the roof with 10 to 12 oak posts. The 90×50 cm square cross-sections of the oak posts are shown below.

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Archeologists believe that the hall is from King Harald’s time based on its style. “Bluetooth” Gormsson who ruled Denmark and Norway starting at AD 958-985 The press release states: “for this reason the hall can tentatively be dated to the late Viking Age, i.e. last half of the 9th century or the very first part of the 11th century.”

Today’s Bluetooth, the wireless technology used to connect devices, is actually named after the Danish king. “Bluetooth” His name is derived from a dark-colored dead tooth, according to the Bluetooth website. Jim Karach, from Intel, suggested the name Bluetooth to Nokia during a 1996 meeting between Ericsson and Intel to standardize the technology.

“King Harald Bluetooth…was famous for uniting Scandinavia just as we intended to unite the PC and cellular industries with a short-range wireless link,” Kardach was quoted later as saying. Other than unifying Denmark and Norway “Bluetooth” It is also well-known for converting The Danes are now Christians.

Knudsen thinks there may be more structures and homes in the vicinity of the hall. “a hall building of this nature rarely stands alone.” Researchers believe that they know the owner of the land and the Viking hall. According to the museum, they previously discovered a raised stone that measured one and a quarter meters in height. The stone was found between AD 970-1020. It bears an inscribed text that reads: “Hove, Thorkild, Thorbjørn set their father Runulv den Rådnilde’s stone.”

“It is difficult to prove that the found Viking hall belonged to the family of Runulv den Rådsnilde, but it is certainly a possibility,” Knudsen said. “If nothing else, the rune stone and hall represent the same social class and both belong to society’s elite.”

Excavations have been limited to half of the hall. However, archeologists are planning to resume excavations in the new year if the weather improves. They also plan to use more scientific dating, and will release these results closer to end of year.


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