Archaeologists just found a 1,000-year-old Viking fort

Last week, archaeologists announced the excavation of a stone fortress — Vallø Borgring — on the Danish island of Zealand. Presumed to date to the 10th century and the reign of King Harald Bluetooth, the fortress is distinguished by its circular shape — a style unique to Denmark, Lasse Sonne, a Viking historian from the University of Copenhagen, told the Telegraph. It’s only the fifth circular fortress ever found, the third-largest of its kind and the first to be unearthed in over 60 years.

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