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December 10, 2003


The Verulamium Museum's new staff archaeologist is on his way to London with a Viking sword.

"It's been knocked around by the the plough for more than 1,000 years and still it has survived in this condition," he said. "To actually find something made by a Viking is fairly rare. The British Museum's Viking department are keen to look at it so it's probably of national importance."

The BM is coordinating a national website of historic treasures. I imagine there is more in the Verulamium collection that will be included.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 10, 2003 09:53 AM