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    Archaeologists find Viking burial site in Scotland

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    mikki

    Join date : 2009-01-29
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    Archaeologists find Viking burial site in Scotland

    Post  mikki on Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:05 pm

    Archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered the remains of a Viking chief buried with his boat, ax, sword and spear on a remote Scottish peninsula — one of the most significant Norse finds ever uncovered in Britain.

    The 16-foot-long (5-meter-long) grave is the first intact site of its kind to have been discovered on mainland Britain and is believed to be more than 1,000 years old. Much of the wooden boat and the Viking bones have rotted away, but scraps of wood and hundreds of metal rivets that held the vessel together remain. Read more Here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9904036
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    Sunbright57

    Join date : 2011-02-10
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    Re: Archaeologists find Viking burial site in Scotland

    Post  Sunbright57 on Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:38 am

    Yes, this is a very interesting find mikki. I first saw this on tv yesterday and was very excited by this historic find. I wish I could find something like this buried in the ground, it must feel absolutely brilliant to see items like these being excavated after 1,000 years and to actually be able to touch something like this 10th century Viking sword.

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