Ancient Gold Necklace Found in West Fjords

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Ancient Gold Necklace Found in West Fjords

Archeologists and university students recently discovered an ancient gold necklace during an excavation project in Vatnsfjördur in Ísafjardardjúp in the West Fjords, which has been ongoing for the past eight summers.

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A different archeological site in Iceland. Photo by Bernhild Vögel.

Scientists from different fields participate in the project, along with international university students, ruv.is reports.

Vatnsfjördur was settled early in the Settlement Era, which sources state began in the 9th century AD, and later became the site of a manor and a chieftain’s residence.

Many beautiful objects have been excavated in the course of the project.

Click here to read more about Vatnsfjördur and here to watch a video of the excavation.

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