Archaeologists Find 1,000 Year Old Viking Burial Site off Scottish Peninsula

Archaeologists have discovered a burial site off the Scottish Peninsula that contains that remains of a Viking chief along with a boat, ax and sword. The remains have been dated to over 1,000 years so far and further tests are underway to help determine a more accurate date.

This is the first time a Viking discovery has been found in Britain's mainland and the archeologists also unearthed other remnants like a shield boss and a bronze ring-pin, a knife and other cultural artifacts buried with the Viking chief. The discovery was found on the Ardnamurchan peninsula of Scotland and was found by archaeologists from Manchester and Leicester Universities.

8th and 9th century Vikings were believed to have made raids and landings in Scotland and this discovery helps shed more light on the nature of the culture and their journeys say researchers.

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