Fully intact Viking boat burial found in Scotland

Published on October 28th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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An incredible fully intact Viking boat burial has been found in the Scottish Highlands.

The term "fully-intact", used to describe the find, means the remains of the body along with objects buried with it and evidence of the boat used were found and recovered.

Dr Oliver Harris from the University of Leicester says the burial artefacts belonged to a high-status individual The Ardnamurchan Viking was found buried with an axe, a sword with a decorated hilt, a spear, a shield boss and a bronze ring pin.

About 200 rivets - the remains of the boat he was laid in - were also found.

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