Ground-Penetrating Radar Helps Archaeologists Find Viking Age Manor

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Ground-Penetrating Radar Helps Archaeologists Find Viking Age Manor

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In 2016, Dr. Johan Runer and his colleagues from Sweden and Germany identified a number of large presumed house terraces at Korshamn, one of the main harbor bays of the island of Björkö, situated outside the town boundaries of Birka.

The archaeologists then carried out a high resolution geophysical survey using ground-penetrating radar.

The survey revealed a major Viking period hall on the site, with a length of around 131 feet (40 m).

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