The reconstruction of the one thousand-year-old Viking Fortress Trelleborg in Denmark has begun. It is estimated that it will be finished and open to the public in 2022.


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Viking ring fortress, or Trelleborg-type fortress, is a type of circular fort of a special design, built in Scandinavia in the Viking Age. They are also known simply as trelleborgs. All trelleborgs have a strictly circular shape, with roads and gates pointing in the four cardinal directions. These common structures are sometimes partially encircled by advanced ramparts, but these additions are not always circular.

There are a total of seven known Viking ring fortresses at present, located in Denmark and ScaniaSweden. Most of them have been dated to the reign of Harold Bluetooth of Denmark (died 986). The fort in Borgeby has been dated to around 1000 AD, so it is possible that it too…

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