Thursday, May 22, 2014

Viking Fact Twenty Four

Known as the Vale of York hoard, a large collection of Viking artifacts was found buried near Harrogate, England in 2007. It is speculated it was buried by a wealthy Viking leader in 927 AD in reaction to the conquest of the Viking kingdom of Northumbria. The collection showed the wide reaching travels of the Vikings as it contained Islamic dirhams, Russian jewelry and artifacts from Afghanistan, Ireland and many of the countries which spanned between. It is on display at the British Museum.

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