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Credit: Ardnamurchan Transitions Project

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Mysterious Viking Ship Burial Yields a Trove of Artifacts

The boat burial, found in Western Scotland, contained a rich collection of grave goods, suggesting the person lying within was a prominent individual.

February 10, 2017
12:57 PM EST
Some finds recovered from the grave (clockwise from the top left): broad-bladed axe, shield boss, ringed pin and hammer and tongs. Credit: Ardnamurchan Transitions Project
Only two teeth, both molars, remain of the interred individual. Credit: Ardnamurchan Transitions Project