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Marine archaeologists working off the coast of Birka, Sweden have discovered 100-yard long stone jetties at the site of a Viking age village. Finding stone piers built in such deep water is a rare find, and the discovery could mean that the village was at least 30% larger than previously imagined and provide evidence of a large sea-based marketplace.
The village of Birka is located on Björkö island near Stockholm, believed to be the oldest town in Sweden and a UNESCO world heritage site since 1993.
(Source: upi.com)Posted 9 months ago