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Parent name: Pagan burials

Project Details
Title:Hringsdalur
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Abstract:In 2006 human bones were found eroding in Hringsdalur W-Iceland. An excavation was conducted and two pagan burials uncovered.
Country:Iceland
Project Start Year:2006
Projected End Year:2007

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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Hringsdalur í Arnarfirđi - Fornleifarannsókn 2006 [1.02 MB]
In 2006 human bones were found eroding in Hringsdalur W-Iceland. An excavation was conducted and two pagan burials uncovered, one of which was badly eroded but the other completely undisturbed. The grave goods were unusually rich, among them a shield-boss of a type previously unknown in Iceland. Earlier stories of bone finds in Hringsdalur exist but it was not until now that these could be confirmed.





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Latitude: 65.721578°N Longitude: 23.735838°W