Archeologists have located what appears to be a burial chamber underneath the pavement in a residential area of Trondheim, Norway. They will now examine if this could be the last resting place of the Viking king Harald Hardrade.
The new Follo Line railway between Oslo and Ski will go through the remains of Oslo’s medieval city, an area dominated by railway infrastructure since the 1870s. NIKU’s archaeologists have been investigating route’s medieval archaeology since 2013 in preparation for the forthcoming construction of the railway culvert.
The archaeological investigations that are taking place now are the biggest in Oslo’s medieval city for over a hundred years, and have revealed a large number of buildings, streets, and other infrastructure such as wells, drainage systems, traces of farmland, and property divisions – as well as thousands og artefacts.
NIKU’s excavations in connection with the Follo Line project are scheduled to continue into 2018.
- Status In progress
- Client Bane NOR