1,000-Year-Old Viking Fortress Unearthed In Denmark

September 9, 2014 6:15 PM

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1,000-Year-Old Viking Fortress Unearthed In Denmark

In what's been called a "sensational" find, archaeologists have discovered a Viking fortress near the Danish city of Køge, about 30 miles southwest of Copenhagen. The ancient ringed structure is said to have a diameter of 475 feet and to date back more than 1,000 years.

“Although there were Vikings in other countries, these circular fortresses are unique to Denmark. Many have given up hope that there were many of them left,” Sonne told Danish newspaper Politiken.

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