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The Oseberg Viking ship burial

  In 1904 a remarkable archaeological site was uncovered at Oseberg, Norway. It consisted of an astonishingly well-preserved Viking ship…

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Monte Testaccio: a mountain of Roman amphorae

At first glance Monte Testaccio seems just like any other overgrown hill on the outskirts of Rome. However, it is…

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Orkney excavation reveals stunning Neolithic site

Ongoing¬†archaeological excavations, by Nick Card of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), have revealed the remains of a stunning…

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Bones of the Vikings: when raiding goes wrong

The ninth and tenth centuries saw the arrival of a new force on the Irish political scene, the Vikings. These…