Viking find floats boat of historians

Archaeologists have discovered the first fully intact Viking boat burial site on the UK mainland – dating back more than 1000 years.

Project co-director Dr Hannah Cobb unveiled this striking iron sword yesterday, which was part of the find. The artefacts are being stored in Edinburgh by CFA Archaeology.

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The grave, on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, West Scotland, is believed to be from the 10th Century AD.