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A 500-foot, ring-shaped Viking fortress discovered in Denmark may have been used to launch an invasion of England, say historians.The construction unearthed is about 40 miles south of Copenhagen, where ancient roads joined at the turn of the first millennia.
"This is the first time for more than 60 years that a new Viking ringed fortress has been discovered in Denmark," explains Nanna Holm, an archaeologist and curator at the Danish Castle Centre.
Søren Sindbæk, who is a professor of medieval archaeology at Aarhus University and took part in the excavation added: "The discovery of the new Viking fortress is a unique opportunity to learn more about the battles and conflicts of the Vikings, and gives us a new chance to study the most famous of our Viking monuments."
Groundbreaking technology was used to discover the fortress. According to Aarhus University, Helen Goodchild, a University of York researcher used a technique called gradiometry, which involves taking measurements of the Earth's magnetic field found in the soil at the site.
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Helen Goodchild, a University of York researcher used a technique called gradiometry, which involves taking measurements of the Earth's magnetic field found in the soil at the site.