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"One of the most important Viking hoards ever found in Scotland" unearthed near Dumfriesshire

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/01/05 - 10:39am

September 2014 was a great month for British metal detector enthusiast Derek McLennan. The retired businessman discovered "one of the most important Viking hoards ever found in Scotland" in a field in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. (photos)

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Remains of "witch girl" found in Italy

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/01/04 - 3:03pm

In early medieval Italy, "burying the dead facedown was a way to prevent the impure soul threatening the living,” says anthropologist Elena Dellù. This might explain the remains of a teenage girl discovered recently at the complex of San Calocero in Albenga, Italy. (photo)

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Medieval friary stonework among finds at Yorkshire dig

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2015/01/03 - 8:55pm

A team of archaeologists from AOC Archaeology Group, along with members of the community, were intrigued by discoveries resulting from two weeks of excavations near York, England's Guildhall. The workers found artifacts dating from Roman times through World War II, including evidence of a medieval friary.

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