Sliasthorp was the Saxon and Frankish name for the town of Schleswig in the Denmark-Germany borderlands. Another town near Sliasthorp was Hedeby, an important trading settlement during the Viking Age which flourished from the 8th to the 11th centuries. Archeologists may have just discovered the site of the legendary Viking town.
A battle-scarred, eighth-century town unearthed in northern Germany may be the earliest Viking settlement in the historical record, archaeologists announced recently.
Ongoing excavations at Füsing, near the Danish border, link the site to the “lost” Viking town of Sliasthorp—first recorded in A.D. 804 by royal scribes of the powerful Frankish ruler Charlemagne.