Revealed: secrets of rare Viking boat burial uncovered in Swordle Bay

Started by gash, February 07, 2017, 04:02:02 pm

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IT was the first intact Viking ship burial to be unearthed on the UK mainland, with two teeth the only remains of the person who was laid to rest there more than 1,000 years ago.

Now the first report on the rare archaeological find, discovered on the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, has raised the intriguing possibility it may have held the body of a female warrior, rather than a male Viking chieftain as previously assumed.

Researchers believe the person was a warrior of high status, with weapons such as a spear, shield, sword and axe also found buried in the small rowing boat - but there were an assortment of other artefacts including a large iron ladle, a sickle and part of a drinking horn.


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