Battle-worn Viking axe head found in England

Published on February 3rd, 2012 | by Admin

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A Viking axe head found in Gloucestershire may be evidence of a bloody battle fought 1,100 years ago.

According to historians King Alfred the Great fought the Vikings in a bloody battle at Minchinhampton, about 10 miles from Slimbridge, in 894 AD.

Three Viking princes were killed in the battle, and fighting could have ranged over a wide area of the Berkeley Vale.

For over a century archaeologists have speculated where the Vikings could have moored their ships.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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