History of Norway
Laying claim to be the country’s oldest city, Tønsberg was founded by the Vikings and went on to become of Norway’s most important cities in the Middle Ages. Tønsberg is located close to the Oslofjord and like many Norwegian cities, the water is of critical importance.
In recent years, more Viking ship burial sites are being discovered all over Scandinavia. But why now, more than 1000 years later? To find out, I invited Knut Paasche, an expert on Viking ship archaeology onto the show. He works as the head of Digital Archaeology at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU).