Goodness. Here’s an image of the Viking hoarde unearthed in Yorkshire. Can you imagine digging that up in your neighbourhood? (The worst thing about living in Canada is that I know I’ll never find any Viking or Roman artifacts lying about the place.) Here’s the story from the BBC: Viking treasure hoard uncovered.
The most important Viking treasure find in Britain for 150 years has been unearthed by a father and son while metal detecting in Yorkshire.
David and Andrew Whelan uncovered the hoard, which dates back to the 10th Century, in Harrogate in January.
The pair kept their find intact and it was transferred to the British Museum to be examined by experts, who said the discovery was "phenomenal". [continue]