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    The dig in Gnyozdovo outside Smolensk has been active since 1949, but with some 20 hectares and more than 4,000 burial mounds to be sifted through for metal tools, beads and pottery shards, it really stands a chance of lasting for generations.

    Indiana Jones tells you archeology is about wild chases and getting your whip out, but it’s really about dredging in the muck. RIA Novosti takes you to the Smolensk Region’s Gnyozdovo dig in Russia, the biggest Viking burial ground in the world.

    Indiana Jones tells you archeology is about wild chases and getting your whip out, but it’s really about dredging in the muck. RIA Novosti takes you to the Smolensk Region’s Gnyozdovo dig in Russia, the biggest Viking burial ground in the world.

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