Hofstaðir - excavations of a viking age

Höfundur: Gavin Lucas

Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland.

First excavated in 1908 by Daniel Bruun, the site of Hofstaðir in north-eastern Iceland swiftly became renowned as a classic example of a Viking Age pagan temple. Throughout the twentieth century, the site was subject to various re-interpretations as theories about pagan rituals and knowledge of Viking Age developed. At the end of the century, new excavations were initiated by the Institute of Archaeology in Reykjavík with the aim of re-assessing the site in light of these developments. Between 1992 and 2002, the entire site was re-opened and fully excavated in collaboration with an international team of archaeologists, the results of which are presented in this volume.

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