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I’m excited to be involved with the underwater excavations of the harbour for the Viking town of Birka, Sweden. Birka was a thriving international trading community from the late 7th century to the 10th century AD, and has been called the first major city of Sweden. It is a UNESCO world heritage site featuring the remains of a fort structure, a town, and the largest collection of burial mounds in the country. This project is lead by the Swedish Maritime Museum diving unit, Sjohistoriska. Check out the link below for their blog to catch daily progress on the excavation.

http://www.sjohistoriska.se/sv/Fordjupning/Blogg/marinarkeobloggen/

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