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Viking anchor found on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

A 1,000-year-old anchor has been found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Measuring 4ft high and a similar distance from tip to tip, the artefact is undergoing dating and metallurgical testing.

Preliminary results showed it is at least of medieval, possibly Viking, origin and could be about 1,000 years old.

If proved to be Viking, the find would be further evidence that many Norse raiders never returned to their native land, choosing instead to settle on Skye and many other places along Scotland’s northwestern seaboard.

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