Excavations on the castle grounds

Monday, Monday, June 02, 2014

Spring is upon us, and this means there will once again be a dig on the castle grounds. The excavation, which began on April 30 and is expected to be completed by the end of May, is part of the archaeological investigation that has been going on at Nyborg Castle for the last five years. This year's excavation will hopefully give some answers to interesting questions that arose during earlier digs. Among other things, archaeologists are searching for the eastern end of a stone building from the 1200's that was found in 2012.

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"In addition, we'll dig in two areas, where we'll investigate the southern wing of the castle for the first time in recent years. That's the wing (long since demolished) that we know the least about, so we're excited about uncovering new knowledge about it," says Claus Frederik Sørensen, curator at the Museums of Eastern Funen.

As mentioned, there have been digs at Nyborg Castle over a 5-year period, resulting in new and exciting information about the castle. Soon this knowledge will be available in a book by Jørgen Skaarup, archaeologist and former director of Langeland's Museum. The book is expected to be published in 2014.