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Laugarvatnshellir Cave House

Cave House Rebuilt

An old house inside Laugarvatnshellir cave in Southwest Iceland has been reconstructed and will be open to tourists this summer.

Viking sword.

Viking Sword on Display

Sunday, October 9, you’ll have a chance to see the Viking sword, recently discovered in South Iceland, with your own eyes.

Archaeology.

Viking Left Home without ID

Archaeologists have found the bottom of a grave in the land of Ytri-Ásar in Skaftárhreppur, South Iceland, where a Viking sword and human bones were recently discovered.

Stöðvarfjörður.

Major Archaeological Find in Iceland

A recent archaeological find in Iceland suggests that the country may have been inhabited as early as the year 800, or 74 years earlier than its official settlement date.

Viking Sword.

Viking Sword Owner Suggested

University of Iceland History Professor Gunnar Karlsson suggests the sword discovered by goose hunters in South Iceland may have belonged to the priest and chieftain Hróar Tungugoði.

Eldvatn

Viking Sword Puzzles Archaeologists

Today, archaeologists from the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland and a specialist in human bones came to Eldvatn lake, South Iceland, where a sword from the Viking Age was discovered last weekend.

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