NIKU is an independent institute within the wider field of Cultural Heritage in Norway and beyond.


We have expertise in the field of cultural heritage and perform large and small projects on behalf of private and public actors.


Men det er ikke bare en grav, det er det som er så spesielt med den her har det vært tre individer som har vært gravlagt i samme veldig smale grav.

Mass grave mystery in Oslo

NIKU's archaeologists have made an exciting find in Oslo - a grave containing three individuals displaying weapon cuts to the head and neck. The individuals may have been combatants in Norway’s civil war (1130-1240).