The Skaftá Flood has Peaked

skaftarketill_olafur_freyr_skulasonIt seems that the flood in Skaftá has peaked at 4 o’clock this morning. At that time the flow was 285 cubic meters per second. It is a small flood but the biggest floods in recent years the flow has reached 1,500 cubic meters per second.

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Twelfth Century Chess Piece Discovered

taflmadur_fra_sigunesiA chess piece cut out of herringbone was among the objects found in an archeology expedition at Siglunes by Siglufjordur. According Fréttabladid team leader Birna Lárusdóttir thinks that most likely the piece was cut out in Iceland in the 12th or 13th century. The group found remains of camps for fishermen in the area, which is now in danger because of waves breaking down the coast.

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