The 3-metre-high, 33-metre-wide royal kurgan was spotted from space in the village of Wiejkowo in Poland’s northwestern Zachodniopomorskie province, tvp.info reported on Monday.
The burial place of 'Bluetooth,' who inspired Bluetooth technology, had been one of history’s longest standing mysteries, tvp.info said, citing Marek Kryda, who wrote a bestselling book on the links between the Vikings and Poland.
Until now it was only known that Harald Gormsson died in 986 in his Viking fortress of Jomsborg, in what today is the Polish city of Wolin, located just five kilometres from Wiejkowo, tvp.info reported.
LiDAR technology helped locate the grave
However, researchers harnessed the power of sensing tools aboard satellites, which allowed them to "see" through layers of earth to identify a disturbance in the ground, according to the dailymail.co.uk website.
Thanks to LiDAR technology, satellites identified disturbances in the land that were caused by the royal’s burial mound in Wiejkowo, dailymail.co.uk reported.
'Bluetooth' and Bluetooth tech
Harald 'Bluetooth' Gormsson is credited with uniting Danish tribes into a single kingdom.
The Bluetooth wireless technology, meanwhile, connects devices, and it was named after Gormsson by way of analogy, dailymail.co.uk reported.
The engineers behind Bluetooth technology were fascinated by the Viking king, and the name they gave their invention seems to have stuck, the UK website said.
Source: tvp.info, dailymail.co.uk, thefirstnews.com