Friday, May 24, 2013

Viking Pallisade

The Jelling monument is a large rune stone capturing Harold Bluetooth's immortality, two large burial mounds and a medieval church in between. Or so it was thought.

Extensive excavations have revealed that the monument stands at the center of what was once a very large compound. Harold's power surrounded the compound with a large wooden palisade, which housed a dozen large long-houses, enough pasture to house cattle and other livestock and plenty of room left over to conduct the daily affairs of the Vikings who lived there.

All very Cool. Read more here.

If you want to see a huge blow up of that picture, click here.

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