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Melting Ice Reveals Ancient Arrows in Norway

Climate change has revealed a huge haul of ancient arrows from a small ice patch in Norway’s Jotunheimen National Park. Rising temperatures have revealed an extraordinary number of arrows from a single ice patch in Norway over...
Standard Oil octopus cartoon

The First Battle for Oil in Norway

The world’s richest man and the world’s largest oil company dominated the petroleum market in Norway long before landmark finds on the Norwegian continental shelf and the Norwegian oil fund. This story was written by NTNU's...
The incredibly well-preserved Iron Age skeleton discovered in Norway's Lofoten Islands

Archaeologists Discover ‘Amazing’ Iron Age Grave In Lofoten

Norwegian archaeologists have found a remarkably well-preserved skeleton believed to date from the Iron Age during an excavation on the Lofoten Islands. Earlier this year, a team of archaeologists were surprised to discover a femur and...
An illustration of how dinosaurs in Scandinavia may have looked

Dinosaurs in Norway & Scandinavia

Long before Vikings roamed the earth, Scandinavia was home to some even more voracious hunters – dinosaurs! Dinosaurs in Norway & Scandinavia? The region isn't known for its dinosaurs, but there is plenty of evidence that...
Driving on the Svalbard archipelago

Svalbard History: The Fascinating Tale of Arctic Wilderness

High in the Arctic, a few thousand hardy souls and a bunch of polar bears call the Svalbard archipelago home. The history of these remarkable islands is a long and fascinating one. How does a collection...
Norway pagan temple site in Ørsta

Sensational Find of Pagan Temple Remains in Norway

Archaeologists in Norway were stunned to find traces of a pagan temple, likely to date from the Viking Age. Never before has such a discovery been made in Norway. Archaeological discoveries in Norway are nothing new,...
Norwegian American flag combines the flags of Norway and USA

The Scandinavian American Story

Throughout America, many people celebrate Norwegian and Scandinavian culture. Let's take a look at the reason so many Americans claim Scandinavian heritage–and how they choose to celebrate it. Because of mass migration more than 100 years...
Panorama of Trondheim city centre, Norway

The History of Trondheim

A city founded by a Viking King, Trondheim is steeped in history. Here is the story of Norway's first capital city, which now stands at more than 1,000 years old. Recent archaeological finds throughout downtown Trondheim...
Elongated gaming pieces or dice found in Norway

Archaeologists Find Roman Iron Age Board Game in Norway

Rare elongated dice and board game pieces from the Roman Iron Age have been discovered in western Norway. Last month, Norwegian archaeologists chose to excavate the remains of a small Early Iron Age grave cairn in...
Telemark farm in Norway

The Story of Spå-Eilev: Once Upon a Time in 19th-Century Telemark

The year is 1838. A young servant girl named Ingeborg nervously treads the dirt track leading to a farm in Hjukesbø. She sees the young man who lives there working outside in the yard. As she...