Ardnamurchan Viking boat burial discovery ‘a first’

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 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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