Gradually, as the Jelling Project’s results come in, you will find links on this page to news about the finds and investigations.
Sensational coin finds at Hedeby
A number of coin finds at Hedeby suggest that the old Viking trading settlement, despite previous theories, may have actually been under Danish rule at the end of the 10th century.
New boreholes at Jelling
Does the whole of the North Mound at Jelling date to the Viking Age? Are the Jelling mounds and the Many Mounds constructed from the same material? In the last two weeks of August boreholes will once again be drilled in Jelling and we will hopefully find answers to some of these questions.
Plank next to plank – New discoveries from Jelling!
The most recent discoveries from Jelling support the assumption that the fence around the monuments, also called the palisade, was a very substantial structure. Clear marks from close-standing posts can be seen in the ground.
Do we have the remains of Harald Bluetooth’s fortress at Jelling?
Over recent days archaeologists in Jelling have found traces of buildings from the Viking Age. Including this find, three c.23 metre long house sites of the Trelleborg type have now been revealed.
Find of a Kufic coin
Early in May 2009 archaeological excavations were begun at Thyras Have, immediately east of the North Mound at Jelling. In connection with these, Peter Hyldgaard from Jelling found a small, well-preserved Arabic coin.