A host of archaeological finds are being slowly unveiled by glaciers melting due to global warming.
The latest such find is a woolen tunic discovered next to a thawing glacier in southern Norway. The location is thought to have once been a Roman trade-route more than 6,500ft above sea level and the tunic dates back to the year 300. Other recent finds from the region include a Viking mitten, a Bronze Age leather shoe and a variety of arrowheads and ancient bows.
"It's worrying that glaciers are melting, but it's exciting for us archaeologists," said Lars Piloe who works on Norway's glaciers. "This is only the start." It is hoped that as the ice recedes, many more archaeological treasures will be revealed.
"A pre-Viking woolen tunic found beside a thawing glacier in south Norway shows how global warming is proving something of a boon for archaeology, scientists said on Thursday."
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