Last week a part of a spindle whorl was discovered during excavation, which was made out of red sandstone. Three parts of spindle whorls have been found during this summer’s excavation. They are all from around the 10th century AD. Spindle whorls from this era have been found around the country both in excavations and heathen burials. During the excavations at Alþingi a total of 12 spindle whorls have been recovered. They were made from wood or stone, imported as well as Icelandic.