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Friday, 13 April 2012

A substantial Viking hoard has been discovered on the Swedish island of Gotland

A substantial Viking hoard has been discovered on the Swedish island of Gotland – 174 years after another cache of almost 6,000 coins was found in the same field. The site, in Rone parish, was investigated last Thursday (April 5) on the final day of a county-wide archaeological survey of sites thought to be threatened by looters. After receiving strong signals from a metal detector, Museum of Gotland archaeologists found a bronze barrel filled with silver coins about a foot below the surface of the soil. http://www.world-archaeology.com/news/hoard-of-thousands-of-viking-coins-found-on-gotland/

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