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Project Details
Title:Ráeyri in Siglufjörður
Permalink:http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=86
Abstract:A ruin endangered by road construction in Siglufjörður was fully excavated.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2006
Projected End Year:2006

Account Owner
Contact: Fornleifastofnun Íslands
Postal Address: Bárugata 3, 101 Reykjavík, ICELAND
Post Code: 101
Telephone: 00354-5511033
Website: http://www.instarch.is
Email: fsi@instarch.is

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Fornleifauppgröftur í landi Ráeyrar í Skútudal [1.43 MB]
A ruin endangered by road construction in Siglufjörður was fully excavated. The investigation revealed a structure, most likely an enclosure, divided in two. It is interpreted as "stekkur", a sheepfold used in the springtime to seperate the lambs from the ewes. No dating was established but it is pointed out that the ruin is in the land of Ráeyri, a farm demolished by a landslide in 1830. Additionally a trench was excavated through the wall of another ruin, also considered in danger. No dating was established and the ruin is possibly a haystorage.





Project Location

Latitude: 66.151781°N Longitude: 18.90884°W