Oldest pair of skis unearthed in Norwegian ice

Asha Bajaj
2 min readOct 8, 2021

#Skis; #NorwegianArchaeologists; #mountaintop

New York/Canadian-Media: A lone wooden ski on a mountaintop, where it had been trapped in ice for 1300 years was found by Norwegian archaeologists in 2014. The ski made from birch rope and leather straps was well preserved down to an intact binding. As skis come in pairs, archaeologists monitored the ice patch for summertime thaws that might reveal the other one. Seven years later, their patience has paid off: In late September, a team found the second ski (pictured), 187 centimeters long and 17

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