In Northern Norway, a significant date was under the house of a couple. The works of the Viking period found by the couple are thought to belong to a grave. It is stated that the house was built in 1914 and belongs to the same family for about 100 years.
A Norwegian couple made a rare historical discovery while renovating their home. The discovery of the couple, who found some artifacts from the Viking period, is thought to belong to a Viking tomb right under their floor. Archaeologists believe that the tomb is an important discovery while they continue their research in the area.
The Norwegian couple made this discovery while breaking some of the floors in their family home. The house in question is located in Seivåg, near Bodø in the north of Norway. The couple insulated the floor while they encountered strangely shaped rocks. Wondering what they found naturally, the couple saw something shining in the light. The house was built in 1914 and the floors have not been moved ever since. Again, the house has been in the same family for over a hundred years.
Iron Age artifacts
The Norwegians, who thought that they had found the wheel of a toy car during their discovery, started to understand that these works could be historical as they continued to dig. As the excavation continued, a metal ax head and some other metallic objects were found. Mariann Kristiansen, one of the owners of the house, noted that when they saw them, they realized what they had found.
The couple, who informed the authorities, was said to have found a tomb, possibly from the Iron Age of Norway. During this period, the Vikings ruled Scandinavia in a way that frightened the whole world. According to archaeologist Martinus Hauglid, the ax found by the couple is M.S. Dating between 950 and 1050. It is stated that the glass beads, which are seen to be blue, are from a similar period.
The artifacts found are estimated to belong to a Viking kurgan. In this type of kurgans, stones and rocks are erected around the grave. This form of burial is said to be quite common in the Iron Age. The works in the house were transferred to a museum for protection and research. According to Norwegian laws, historical artifacts or activities dating back to 1537 are protected immediately.