Dr Oliver Harris
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Viking artefacts show 'high-status' burial

Archaeologists have discovered a Viking boat burial site in the Scottish Highlands.

The grave contained the remains of a high-ranking warrior with his axe, his sword, and his spear.

The find at Ardnamurchan is thought to be more than 1,000 years old.

Dr Oliver Harris, from the University of Leicester, said the burial artefacts belonged to a high-status individual.

  • 19 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK
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