Viking chief’s boat grave found

By Catriona MacPhee

Published: 19/10/2011

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.

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