The Fyrkat 4 Grave

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The Viking Age ring fortress of Fyrkat is located on a low and narrow promontory in Onsild Ådal, at the head of Mariager Fjord in Jylland, Denmark. The fortress was excavated and reconstructed in the period 1951–1973 and subsequently meticulously published by Olaf Olsen and Holger Schmidt.¹ During the excavation works, a burial ground was recognised 50 m north-east of the fortress, and this was presented by Else Roesdahl in her publication on the artefacts from the fortress and its neighbouring cemetery.²No traces of Viking Age activities were recorded on the site prior to the building of the...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Norse Sorceress : Mind and Materiality in the Viking World
EditorsLeszek Gardela, Sophie Bønding, Peter Pentz
Number of pages27
Place of PublicationOxford & Philadelphia
PublisherOxbow Books
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)978-1-78925-953-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78925-955-1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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