Blacksmith Tools Found in Norwegian Viking Age Grave

Norwegian Viking Age grave site yields significant find of around 60 artifacts from the 8th or 9th century. Archaeologists of Bergen University consider this find one of the most important in Norway in 2014. Artifacts included rare blacksmith tools in the form of a smith hammer and thongs, however also an axe and sword along with other personal belongs. Additionally the cremated remains of the presumed blacksmith.

The grave goods and their careful arrangement give confirmation to the high social status of blacksmiths in the Viking Age, something which is also reflected in Norse mythology and sagas.


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