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Melting Ice Reveals Lost Items


The melting ice in Lendbreen, Norway, has led to the discovery of hundreds of rare archaeological items in a mountain pass near Innlandet County. The items include many travel artefacts belonging to the Roman Iron Age dating to 300 AD and the Viking Age dating to around 1000 AD. Some of the materials found include horseshoes, bones from packhorses, remains of a sled, a walking stick with inscriptions, a knife with a preserved wooden handle, a wooden distaff, which was used for holding knitting wool, and a wooden whisk. Some clothing items were also discovered, which include a Roman Iron Age tunic and a Viking Age mitten and shoes. 

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