May 21 2013

Irish Viking trade centre unearthed

Published by at 8:00 am under Archaeology,Historical Cycle

One of the Vikings’ most important trading centres has been discovered in Ireland.

The settlement at Woodstown in County Waterford is estimated to be about 1,200 years old.

It was discovered during archaeological excavations for a road by-pass for Waterford city, which was founded by the Vikings.

The news was announced by the BBC, and they say:

Almost 6,000 artefacts and a Viking chieftain’s grave have been discovered at the site, which was established by the year 860. The grave contains a sword, shield and silver mark.

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Originally posted 2008-05-12 11:43:22. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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2 Responses to “Irish Viking trade centre unearthed”

  1. woodstownon 15 May 2008 at 10:42 am

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  2. bobon 18 Mar 2011 at 10:47 pm

    i said trading as in they trade food not as in they go agenst each other

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