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Pagan grave discovered in Westfjords

A pagan grave containing human bones dating back to the 9th or 10th century was discovered in Hringsdalur valley by Arnarfjördur fjord in the Westfjords last weekend. This is the second pagan grave discovered in Hringsdalur.

The other grave was discovered last summer during an archeological expedition led by Adolf Fridriksson, who also supervised the digging last weekend, Morgunbladid reports.

The grave discovered last summer contained a well-preserved human skeleton and objects which had been placed beside the body. The grave discovered last weekend is not as well preserved. So far two pieces of a skull have been dug up.

Fridriksson said his team plans to finish the digging before winter.

Last week the remains of a human construction made from a stone wall were unearthed in Hringsdalur, but Fridriksson believes the wall is not nearly as old as the two pagan graves.

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