Skip to comments.Ardnamurchan Viking boat burial discovery 'a first'
Posted on 10/18/2011 7:18:46 PM PDT by decimon
The UK mainland's first fully intact Viking boat burial site has been uncovered in the north-west Highlands, archaeologists have said.
The site, at Ardnamurchan, is thought to be more than 1,000 years old.
Artefacts buried alongside the Viking in his boat suggest he was a high-ranking warrior.
Archaeologist Dr Hannah Cobb said the "artefacts and preservation make this one of the most important Norse graves ever excavated in Britain".
Dr Cobb, from the University of Manchester, a co-director of the project, said: "This is a very exciting find."
She has been excavating artefacts in Ardnamurchan for six years.
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Rusty Viking ping.
I don’t actually like that pic because it intentionally distorts the size of the sword.
This is fantastic news.
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Thanks decimon. Billowing sails ping.
Recently, you linked your Facebook page. Please give the link again. Thanks.
Never mind. I found your FB page.
Aack! No, I didn’t. Please post it. (Groggy today....)
:’) Thanks decimon. Another GIGO passed off as a study.
I’d never heard of this place. It is in the Scottish Highlands and is the most westerly mainland of the island of Great Britain. It is so remote it is easier to access by ferry than road. I suppose that made it a good Viking hangout.
They were the great sailors of their time, which was about the 7th - 11th centuries.
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