Cross Section of the Viking Age Hall

Much of the archaeological evidence for the halls comes from the remains of the 'post holes.' These were pits that anchored the lower ends of the massive interior vertical timbers and the smaller angled exterior 'raking posts' that supported the ends of the roof and walls. See the subterranean portion of illustration.

Index to illustrations

  1. Great Hall at Lejre (interior)
  2. Great Hall at Lejre (exterior)
  3. Great Hall at Lejre (end-view)
  4. Cross-section of the Viking Age hall
  5. Archeological plan of the two Great Halls