Viking chief’s boat grave found
A Viking boat burial site has been discovered by archaeologists working in a remote part of the Highlands.
The 16ft grave was unearthed at Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
It contained the remains of a high-status Viking, who was buried inside the boat with an axe, a spear, a sword with a decorated hilt, a shield boss and bronze ring pin.
It is first fully intact Viking boat burial site to be found on the UK mainland and is thought to be 1,000 years old.
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