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    1,000-year-old ship found underneath ground on Norwegian island



    A ship likely to have built by the Vikings has been found by Norwegian researchers using georadar.

    The vessel, which could also date from the pre-Viking era, was discovered in the western Møre and Romsdal county, NRK reports.

    Climate minister Ola Elvestuen told the broadcaster that the discovery was of “both national and international significance”.

    Archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) uncovered traces of the ship on the island of Edøy.

    A high-resolution georadar “detected traces of a ship burial and a settlement that probably dates to the Merovingian or Viking Period at Edøy,” NIKU writes on its website.

    Edøy is located on the shipping lane to Trondheim, close to where early king Harald Fairhair is said to have fought two sea battles, winning royal power in Norway in the late 800s.

    A ship likely to have built by the Vikings has been found by Norwegian researchers using georadar.

    The vessel, which could also date from the pre-Viking era, was discovered in the western Møre and Romsdal county, NRK reports.

    Climate minister Ola Elvestuen told the broadcaster that the discovery was of “both national and international significance”.

    Archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) uncovered traces of the ship on the island of Edøy.

    A high-resolution georadar “detected traces of a ship burial and a settlement that probably dates to the Merovingian or Viking Period at Edøy,” NIKU writes on its website.

    Edøy is located on the shipping lane to Trondheim, close to where early king Harald Fairhair is said to have fought two sea battles, winning royal power in Norway in the late 800s.

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