Category: Oslo

Rare rune finds in Oslo

In the last week before Christmas two runic inscriptions were unearthed during excavations in Oslo’s old town. One inscription is carved on bone and this is the first bone with runes found in Oslo in more than forty years. The second is carved on wood and contains a religious text in both Norse and Latin.

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).