A pair of skis 1,300 years old has been found in Norway
In 2014, a strange piece of wood was spotted on the Digervarden glacier. It soon became clear that this long, tapering board was a ski. Last month, a second ski, most likely from the same pair, was found in the same area! A Norwegian archaeologist made the discovery on September 20, just 5 meters from where the first ski emerged from the ice. The ski is said to be from 1,300 years ago.
The two skis are not exactly alike, but the Norwegians found a pair – as if the way they were produced was very different from today’s one. The new ski is about 187 cm long and 17 cm wide. It has a well-preserved „binding” made of birch wood and leather.