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17-02-04, 18:24
Suspected 9th Century Viking Boat Burial Discovered
Metal detecting enthusiasts have uncovered a suspected 9th century Viking boat burial ground in a river side Yorkshire field. If the find is indeed what it appears to be, it will be the first such burial site found south of Hadrian's wall.
Archaeologist at the Yorkshire Museum, Simon Holmes said: "I am 95% certain it is a boat burial. If this is indeed the case, it will be the first discovered in England and therefore one of the most important Viking discoveries ever made in Britain."
130 items have been found at the site, including two silver pennies minted by Alfred the Great and clinch nails, used on Viking longships. The clinch nails are the biggest clue to the site being a boat burial. An exploratory dig will be taking place.
Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1149750,00.html
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17-02-04, 18:26
wow :cool:

18-02-04, 11:47
Great avatar, Chocco!

This viking find would be interesting.

Did any of you look at pictures of the Oseberg-ship, by the way?

About the most futuristic and breathtaking lines I ever saw!

18-02-04, 13:53
Thanks adventurer http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif