The Dumfriesshire Hoard

In 2014, a Scottish man was searching land owned by the Church of Scotland in Dumfires and Galloway with a metal detector. Normally, archaeologists loath metal detectors, as they are used primarily to find metal objects without regard to the vast array of other archaeological evidence that may be disturbed in their recovery. But the Viking practice of burying hoards of metal artifacts, either to retrieve them later or as votive offerings, has resulted in a certain effectiveness of the use of metal detectors in ancient Viking territory. This hoard, discovered in 2014, has now been revealed to the public.

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The largest hoard of Viking treasure ever found in Britain has now been revealed to the world

By Vintage News

July 19, 2016

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