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Archeological Research on Reykjavík Hospital Site

An archeological excavation project has been launched at the site of the Landspítali national hospital on Hringbraut in Reykjavík following a closed offer for tenders in July. An agreement was made with the company Antikva which had the lowest offer.

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The old Landspítali building is to the far left. Photo by Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir.

Archeologist Vala Björg Grétarsdóttir leads the excavation which is scheduled to be finished in October, Morgunbladid reports.

It is likely that the remains of the farm Graenuborg can be found in the westernmost part of the field in front of the old Landspítali building.

Gísli Gíslason and Sigrídur Hinriksdóttir built Graenuborg around 1830 and the farm stood there until 1918. Later a playschool of the same name was built on the field.

The construction of a new hospital building on Hringbraut is now in preparation.

Click here to read more about the project.

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