Last Updated on 8/4/2005 by bidz

Truce called in war over Viking relics
Donald MacLeod
Wednesday August 3, 2005

“Archaeologists trying to trace how the Vikings arrived in Yorkshire as feared raiders and quickly became (fairly) peaceful traders and farmers have called a truce with people they used to fear as raiders: metal detectorists.

…Among their spectacular recent finds was the burial site of six Viking men and women, complete with swords and spears, jewellery, firemaking materials and riding equipment, near Cumwhitton, Cumbria, dated to the early 10th century. It was unearthed following the discovery of two copper brooches by a local metal detectorist.”

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