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1000-year old Viking treasure hoard found in Scotland

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1000-year old Viking treasure hoard found in Scotland

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LONDON (Reuters) – A hoard of Viking gold and silver artifacts dating back over 1,000 years has been discovered by a treasure hunter with a metal detector in Scotland, in a find hailed by experts as one of the country’s most significant.

 
Caerlaverock Castle in Caerlaverock, Scotland in 2014, near Dumfriesshire where a hoard of Viking gold and silver artifacts dating back over 1,000 years has been discovered by a treasure hunter with a metal detector, in a find hailed by experts as one of the country’s most significant. (Thomas Kurmeier/Getty Images)

Derek McLennan, a retired businessman, uncovered the 100 items in a field in Dumfriesshire, southwest Scotland, in September.

Amongst the objects is a solid silver cross thought to date from the 9th or 10th century, a silver pot of west European origin, which…

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