The chieftain’s house at borg

The house was divided into five main rooms: The Living Quarters with central fireplace.
Along the outside of the northern wall was the house’s trash heap, where many fine finds were made.
Entrance Room with two entrances – one to the South, which must have been the main entrance, and one to the North, leading to the trash heap on the “rear side” of the building.
Feast Hall with a large, centrally located fireplace. Here the high seat was in the north-eastern corner, where the gold foils, drinking glasses and ceramics pitchers were found.
The glasses and the pitchers were used for large feasts and sacrificial ceremonies.
Storage Room, which probably stored grain, mead, and ale. A gateway in the southern wall of the house led into this room.
Byre with two entrances from the South. The Chieftain and the Lady of the House have owned a lot of livestock. There was almost certainly a horse stable here.
This room today houses work stations for crafters, as well as an exhibition which through texts and objects illustrates some aspects of the mythology of the Viking Age.
The Archaeological Excavations In the years 1986 to 1989 researched from all the Nordic countries came to Borg.
They uncovered the so far largest Viking Age chieftain seat. The excavations showed that Borg has been inhabited for at least 1000 years.
The Reconstruction The Chieftain House which has been reconstructed is a three-aisled longhouse with pairs of roof-bearing posts.
During the excavations, traces of these posts, of the outside turf-walls, and of the inner wood panel walls were discovered. The other parts of the house s are based on extensive research into Viking Age houses.

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