A melting glacier in Norway helped make a historic discovery. Photos and videos
A melting glacier in Norway helped archaeologists make a historic discovery. At an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, they found elements of a horse bridle that were quite well preserved.
The artifact was found near the highest mountain in the country, called Haldhepiggen, Science Norway reports. In addition to the bridle, there were other antiquities on the mountain pass. In recent years, this is no longer considered a rarity. Global warming is releasing soil from glaciers that has been hidden for centuries.
It is noted that the cold preserved not only metal parts but also pieces of leather straps.
The shape of the bridle made it clear that it dates back to the Viking Age. It was in those distant times that the movement through the mountain pass reached its peak. The exact age of the find will be determined by radiocarbon analysis.