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Parent name: Pagan burials

Project Details
Title:Lyngbrekka
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Abstract:In 2003-2005 investigations took place in Lyngbrekka, earlier known as Gömlu-Dağastağir in Reykjadalur, S-Şing. The aim was to see if folklore and place names could be used as reliable sources to locate pagan burials.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2003
Projected End Year:2005

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

Project Content

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Kuml á Dağastağaleiti í Reykjadal. Fornleifarannsókn 2004-2005 [1.23 MB]
In 2003-2005 investigations took place in Lyngbrekka, earlier known as Gömlu-Dağastağir in Reykjadalur, S-Şing. The aim was to see if folklore and place names could be used as reliable sources to locate pagan burials. The investigations were successful, two graves were excavated and bones from a human, a dog and a horse recovered. The burials were badly disturbed.





Project Location

Latitude: 65.692372°N Longitude: 17.356929°W