The castle fire in the 1300’s was bigger than previously thought

15. March 2017 | Landscape & Archaeology

Arkæolog Jeppe Ravn peger på et af de mørke lag, der er blevet fundet i forbindelse med udgravningen, og som viser, hvor omfangsrig branden i 1300-tallet var.

An excavation of the palace ground shows that a fire at the castle in the 1300’s did more damage than earlier thought.

In December, archaeologists dug deep under the floor of the yellow museum-shop building at Nyborg Castle, which lies where the northern wing of the palace once stood. The excavations show that the fire that destroyed the northern defensive tower was much more extensive than previously assumed, and affected a much larger part of the castle.

“It would seem that the fire ravaged half of the castle’s northeastern corner, and therefore was the cause of the big changes that followed,” said archaeologist Claus Frederik Sørensen.

The changes appear to indicate that the castle’s original northeastern defensive tower was at least partially given up and replaced by the enormous keep or watchtower which can still be seen on the palace ground today.

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