Archaeologists use ground-penetrating radar to discover huge Viking ship burial half a metre under Norway farmland

At first glance, Norway’s Ostfold County looks like your typical European countryside — rolling acres of farmland, dotted by wooded areas, tranquil and unassuming. Little did anyone know what lay beneath the county’s surface — or just how close we had been to it all these years.

Using ground-penetrating radar, archaeologists discovered one of the world’s largest Viking ship graves, resting a mere 0.5 metres beneath the surface. The digital visualization revealed a large, possibly...

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