Friday, 5 July 2013

Dig seeks to establish age of Swedish castle

Archaeologists are working to establish the age of Kalmar Castle in southern Sweden, which has long been accepted to have been built in the 1100s but could be significantly older, or younger.
    "Recent excavations were made in the 1930s and 1940s. Back then they dug in a different way and they didn't have the same advanced dating methods as we have today," said Magnus Stibéus at the National Heritage Board (Riktsantikvarieämbetet).

    The archaeological dig has been facilitated by the renovation of kitchen and restaurant areas at the castle and will continue for three days, according to the local Barometern daily.

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