Photo Gallery The Vikings' Barrier

It is being hailed as an archeological sensation. Researchers in Germany's far north have discovered a gateway through an ancient fortification built by the Vikings on their southern border. Experts now also think they know what the wall was for.
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Foto: Ben Behnke
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Foto: Wulf Pfeiffer/ picture-alliance/ dpa/dpaweb
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Foto: Wulf Pfeiffer/ picture-alliance/ dpa/dpaweb