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Historic finds unearthed in Medieval cemetary

by Dave Sadler
What was supposed to be a simple excavation to allow for the expansion of a church cemetery turned into a treasure trove of historic artefacts, including a decorative fitting from a book "imported" by Vikings from Ireland. Byneset Cemetery, adjacent to the medieval Steine…

Swede makes thousands after discovering buried Viking treasure

by Dave Sadler
A Swede from Gotland has been awarded thousands of kronor for discovering lost Viking treasure comprised of hundreds of silver coins. The farmer made the discovery on the island in 2012, after dirt was moved from his land as part of roadworks…

The £1.3m Viking hoard that shed new light on history will be going on show in York

by Dave Sadler
ONE of the most important Viking hoards ever discovered on British shores is coming to the region. The Watlington Hoard is believed to have been hidden by a member of the Great Viking Army in around AD879 during…

The Viking Spear from the Lendbreen Ice Patch

by Dave Sadler
The Lendbreen ice patch, September 1974. Young student Per Dagsgard from Skjåk was visiting the ice patch to search for remains from ancient reindeer hunting. Little did he know that he would make the archaeological discovery of a lifetime on this day – a find still surrounded…

Viking weaponry from more than 1,100 years ago unearthed by archaeologists in Repton

by Dave Sadler
Viking weapons including arrowheads and axe-heads have been unearthed next to a Repton church - shedding fascinating new light on life over 1,100 years ago. Large areas for workshops and ship repairs have also…

Skye’s Viking shipyard and canal to be deemed historic monument

by Dave Sadler
IT is perhaps best known for just one speeding, bonnie boat. But Skye has a long and hidden history of making and repairing many, many more: birlinns or galleys for Vikings. And now its secret medieval boatyard – lost for centuries on one…

Remains of Viking camp workshops unearthed by Bristol archaeologists

by Dave Sadler
WORKSHOPS FROM A VIKING CAMP DATING TO THE WINTER OF 873-4, HAVE BEEN UNEARTHED BY A TEAM OF ARCHAEOLOGISTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL. The campsite, located in the small Derbyshire village of Repton, has been known since…

Vikings set to invade Nottingham with two exhibits on the way

by Dave Sadler
Vikings are set to invade Nottingham this winter with two new exhibitions that will explore the city's Viking past and how it influences the area today. The two free exhibits coming to the city aim to show the influence the Scandinavian raiders had…

Viking squirrels may have brought leprosy to Britain, study finds

by Dave Sadler
Viking squirrels may have brought a plague of leprosy to Britain, according to a new study. Researchers believe the deadly and disfiguring disease, which was endemic in England for centuries, could have been carried across the North Sea…

How and why did the Viking Age begin?

by Dave Sadler
The question of how the Viking Age started has been much debated by historians. One of the leading scholars in the field, Neil Price, is looking to address this fundamental question with his latest project – The Viking Phenomenon. Continue reading - How and why did the Viking Age begin?
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