Categories Uncategorized Wordless Wednesday – Archaeological site Post author By Keera Ann Fox Post date October 20, 2010 6 Comments on Wordless Wednesday – Archaeological site Wordless Wednesday Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags Bergen, history, photos, wordless wednesday By Keera Ann Fox I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway. Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge. View Archive → ← Wordless Wednesday – Autumn bud → Wordless Wednesday – Chillin’ 6 replies on “Wordless Wednesday – Archaeological site” St. Catherine's hospital. Walls date from 13th century. Info in Norwegian. LikeLike I love when they do this.;) In my city there is a site like that underneath a Bank.;) One can walk down from the Bank into the subterranean and there are excavations of the old city.;)Have a great Wednesday dear Keera,xoxo LikeLike Unfortuantely I can't read Norge. Eep. But anywho, that's really cool. Did they build the building over the site knowingly or did the discover it when they were building and added on the roof for it.max['That's really cool!'] LikeLike Zuzana, the first time I noticed archaeological sites and ruins in a modern city, was underneath shops in Rome. I love the idea and I'm so happy we did it here.Max, IIRC, they tore down an older building to put up a new, discovered the walls (they aren't that deep down), and with some private funds and the developer's blessing, chose to \”donate\” the first floor to keep the site uncovered. The glass \”awning\” was made to protect the site.Archaeological stuff is often found when Bergen starts digging to replace old pipes or prepare a site for building. Our procedure is to halt the work for however many weeks the archaeologists need to explore and catalog and document, and then everything is buried again. There just aren't enough museums to hold all the stuff, so it's better to leave it in the ground, which is a good conservationist. LikeLike with some private funds and the developer's blessing, chose to \”donate\” the first floor to keep the site uncovered.Well, that was awful nice of them.There just aren't enough museums to hold all the stuff, so it's better to leave it in the ground, which is a good conservationist.Makes sense but wow, that's an amazing amount of stuff not to have access to. I guess I should've expected it, since Bergen has been there for a long time, so it makes sense there's a ton of stuff under the ground.max['I guess I'd have expected the old city to be smaller.'] LikeLike The original old city is small. It's about 6 x 4 small blocks big. We're talking \”original\” as in prior to 13th century. But since people have been living on that spot since the 800's (viking era), yeah, there's a lot of what archaeologists love: Somebody else's garbage. 🙂 LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.