Remains of Viking long house discovered in downtown Reykjavik

Excavations over the summer in downtown Reykjavik have uncovered the remains of a 20meter longhouse, making it the largest found on Iceland to date. Discovered under a former parking lot, given the size it is believed to have belonged to a chieftain.

The location of the dig shows that the Viking-era settlement was larger than previously thought. Numerous artifacts have been recovered, including a silver ring and weaving equipment. The excavation is going into its final phase in the coming weeks – and so hopefully there will be another report on the finds!

Source: Iceland Magazine

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