Galloway Viking Hoard acquired by National Museums of Scotland

Started by gash, October 28, 2017, 01:03:15 pm

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The spectacular Galloway Viking Hoard has been acquired by National Museums Scotland after raising almost £2m in just five months.

The hoard consists of more than 100 pieces of gold, silver, ingots and jewellery gathered up from across the Viking world and was found more than 1,000 years later by by a metal detectorist in a field in Dumfries and Galloway.

It is still not known whether it was buried by a Viking or in dread of Viking raids, but the exceptionally rare survival of organic material, including scraps of leather and wood found with the precious objects, will will eventually reveal much more information.

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