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BALDURSHEIMUR

Region: North Iceland
Coordinates: 65.5839° N 16.9461° W

Baldursheimur is the southernmost farm in the Lake Myvatn Area nowadays, but ruins of much older farms have been discovered much further south.  In 1860, a pagan burial mound was discovered and excavated on the property, and among the artefacts were a chessboard, a small statue of a man (probably one of the gods), a horse’s harness (a horse was buried with the departed), a spear, a sword, an axe, and a shield.

This discovery hastened the establishment of The National Museum of Iceland, where these artefacts are on display.

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