A presumed grave with a possible connection to the battle of Stamford Bridge has been discovered in Norway

During an excavation of Elgseter monastery church — which ruins now lays beneath the surface in Trondheim — the archaeologist has found a stone wall next to the altar. This could be the grave chamber of an important person, such as king Harald Hardrada, who has been buried in this church. Hardrada was killed when he lost the battle of Stanford Bridge, and the invasion stopped. Modern historians often connect his death in 1066 A.D. to the end of the Viking age (793-1066).
The excavation will continue throughout September 2019.

To the left is the corner of the presumed grave chamber, and to the right is the corner of the altar

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