The following text is taken from Ribe VikingeCenters website:
Background and history
Archaeologists and people with a general interest in history have always believed that Ribe played an important role in the Denmark of the Viking Age. The challenge, of course, was to put this claim to the test of scientific examination.
Excavations carried out in the area by Den Antikvariske Samling (The Antiquarian Collection, now part of Sydvestjyske Museer, the association of museums in south-western Denmark) over the last many years have fully confirmed these assumptions.
Almost every year, new and exciting finds are made, and there is no longer any doubt that Ribe is one the world's most important regions for the documentation of trade, craftsmanship and farming in the Viking Age.
The stated purpose of Ribe VikingeCenter is to communicate Ribe's Viking Age history by bringing it to life in our reconstructed environments.
Read more at Ribe VikingeCenters website.