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The oldest of the two Viking longhouses at Stöð
Image: Bjarni Einarsson
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Location of the excavation at Stöð Farm

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The youngest of the two longhouses contained the most valuable horde of objects ever found in Iceland and was probably the hall of a Viking chieftain. Image: Bjarni Einarsson

The excavation site

As well as Roman and Middle Eastern coins and pieces of silver, the excavations unearthed many decorative glass beads and a large sandstone bead

Finds included several spindle whorls made of local sandstone that were used for spinning fibers into thread or twine.