Theft of Viking Artefacts at Bergen University
A burglary recently took place at the Bergen Historical Museum during which an estimated 400+ archaeological artefacts were stolen, many from the Viking Age. The museum staff have spent to the last week cataloguing the missing items and it seems that the thieves knew what they were doing. The burglars spent about one and half hours in the museum and may have been stealing to order. Although the artefacts have little monetary value, they are priceless from a historical and archaeological point of view. Any information on the whereabouts of these items should be directed to the Facebook page HERE. Hopefully the museum will recover them all.
A selection of the items that have been stolen (source: Facebook)
- L’Anse aux Meadows
- Ragnar Lodbrok
- Thor's Hammer
- Trading Posts