New archaeological knowledge about Nyborg Castle

Friday, Friday, January 10, 2014

The Museums of Eastern Funen engage in excavations at Nyborg Castle and at the town square of Nyborg. We invite everyone who's interested to hear more about the background and the results of these digs. Research excavations give us new knowledge in connection with revealing the possibilities for carrying out the major building and restoration project at Nyborg Castle.

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These investigations are of the greatest importance for the growing body of knowledge about the castle and the town square; they are also a condition for the building project, since there have been no previous systematic archaeological studies done on the square. The castle grounds have been the object of digs by the museum since 2009, but not the areas under current scrutiny, which have given us fresh, new information about the past.

The preliminary excavations in connection with the building and restoration project are kindly financed by the A.P. Møller Foundation and Realdania Fund. The work is carried out by the Museums of Eastern Funen, the Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties and the Danish Cultural Agency.