In the Footsteps of the Vikings
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Travel trough the Europe following the ancient Vikings' routes!
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About... FoVi portal and game: The Vikings once travelled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and even America. So more and more cities and municipalities will be shown in FoVi portal by the time. Enjoy travelling In the Footsteps of the Vikings! It's free thanks to our sponsors. The game will be released spring 2012.


  Kaupang, Norway

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Kaupang - Norway
The excavation field east of the Kaupang itself. © 2005 J. P. Fagerback {{bsd}} (Source: Wikipedia)
Kaupang was founded in the 780s and abandoned for unknown reasons in the early 10th century. It was situated on a beach by Viksfjord in Larvik in Vestfold county in Norway. Documentary sources indicate that the area was an important royal seat in the 700s and 800s. Most archaeologists believe the site to have been the first urban settlement of some significance in Norway. Excavations and studies have found that Kaupang was a handcraft and commercial center, with around 1,000 inhabitants. The city had diverse craft production and extensive trade with foreign countries. Commodities traded included iron, soapstone and perhaps fish.(Source: Wikipedia)









Loviisa sponsors Fovigame. An agreement signed 2012-05-04.


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2012-09-18 Multi-language support by Google Translate removed, at least temporarily.

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A Viking Treasure found in Gotland, Sweden

A bronze vase, with thousands of silver coins, has been found in Gotland island, outside the east coast of Sweden. The treasure is exceptionally large for its age. Archaeologists consider whether it was ment to be a safety deposit or perhaps a purse for the afterlife. More...

BEAR TOOTH - an Archaeological Exhibition in the Museum of Loviisa, Finland

The museum's prehistoric exhibition is open from April 22 to September 30, 2012, and presents Loviisa region Stone Age and Iron Age discoveries as well as dwellings. The exhibition includes tools, arrowheads, jewelry and ceramics.
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Picture: Victor R. Lambdin

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Picture: Victor R. Lambdin

  Viking Stories



At Kaupang in Vestfold county, Norway, lie the remains of Sciringes heal - Norway's first town. The University of Oslo, Institute for Archaeology, Conservation and Historical Studies (IAKH) has organised the large excavations that ran over three years, from 2000 till 2002. A smaller research excavation was conducted in Kaupang's harbour area in 2003. These excavations are now finished, but the post-excavation work will continue until 2007. Severals scholars are now working on analyses of both the artefact material and different environmental archaeological samples. The results from the post-excavation work will be published in a series of books.
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