23 November 2021

Viking Temple to Thor and Odin Unearthed In Norway

Ancient Origins has posted this interesting article on archaeologists discovery of a temple to the  Norse gods Thor and Odin. Little is known about the religious beliefs of the Vikings, so this find is especially valuable. (Ed.)

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Viking temple to Thor and Odin

Viking Temple to Thor and Odin Unearthed In Norway
UPDATED 8 OCTOBER, 2020 - 20:55 ED WHELAN

The Viking Age has fascinated people for generations and now we have a newly discovered ancient Viking temple that has finally shed some new light on Norse religion . Believe it or not, there is a lot we don’t know about these fearsome warriors and daring explorers. For example, scholars know relatively little about specific Viking religious practices. For this reason, the discovery of this ancient Viking temple in Norway, dedicated to the Norse Gods, is an exceptionally important discovery.















An Early Viking Settlement And A Rare Ancient Viking Temple
Recently, a group of archaeologists, from the University Museum of Bergen, have been excavating a massive site on the Ose farm near Ørsta, in western Norway. Their work is part of a recovery project before the construction of a massive new housing project in the area. The experts believe that the site was an early Viking era settlement that dates to 1200 years ago, based on the remains of longhouses found there. Traces of an even earlier agricultural settlement were also found.


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