Thor's Hammer (Mjölnir) discovered in Iceland
Achaeology, Vikings

Viking Thor’s Hammer (Mjölnir) discovered in Iceland

An extremely unique Viking Thor’s Hammer (Mjölnir) amulet has been discovered in Iceland.

In a Facebook post, archaeologists clarified that the sandstone amulet was discovered at a site in Þjórsárdalur, southern Iceland.

A local resident directed archaeologists to the site, according to the previously unexplored site, according to Iceland Magazine. The amulet, which is worn around the neck, is the first sandstone ‘Thor’s Hammer’ discovered in Iceland.

Citing broadcaster RUV, Iceland Review reports that the site was once a Viking-era farmstead.

In addition to the amulet, some other items discovered at the site consist of a “whet,” which is used for sharpening blades, an iron pick and a buckle, according to Iceland Magazine.

Earlier in 2018 , a silver “Thor’s Hammer” was found among an amazing trove of silver treasure on an island in the Baltic Sea. Dozens 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls as well as arm bands were discovered on the German island of Ruegen, according to Ostsee-Zeitung.

 

The Icelandic “Thor’s Hammer” is simply the most recent remarkable archaeological locate from the Viking age. Excavators in Norway lately utilized ground-penetrating radar technology to uncover an exceptionally rare Viking longship in what specialists are calling a “spectacular” find.

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