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Exhibition: Meet the Human

In our exhibition 'Møt Mennesket' (Meet the Human), we introduce you to skeletons from the museum's collections in a dignified setting.

Picture of fractions of a scull Fractions of the scull of the "drowned viking". Photo: Terje Tveit, Arkeologisk museum

Our exhibition allows us to tell the stories that many of the skeletons have brought with them. Like the story of the 14-year-old Viste Boy, who died around 8000 years ago. Six skeletons from a Bronze Age mass grave in Sola show us severed vertebrae and tell the story of the dramatic death of a group of people who were all buried at the same time. The skulls of five babies from Hå have a similar story. They were found preserved in a bog, near a spring where iron deposits have turned the water red. Springs were points of contact to the next world, and this could indicate that the children were sacrificed as a gift to the gods.

And what happened in the Viking Age to the man who was washed ashore on Karmøy?

At the same time we also open an exhibition called the chosen ones, where we present the finest from the Museum collection - exciting stories and objects found in the depths of the museum cellars.