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

SCA Today - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 09:39

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

SCA Today - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 14:03

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

SCA Today - Sat, 01/03/2015 - 19:55

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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Lavenham seeks World Heritage status

SCA Today - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 11:06

According to Wikipedia, Lavenham, England "is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England noted for its 15th-century church, half-timbered medieval cottages and circular walk." Now the town's business forum and parish council plan to apply to UNESCO for a World Heritage grant to "help balance tourism, the local economy and traffic." (photos)

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Where is Harold?

SCA Today - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 16:16

The Bayeux Tapestry famously depicts King Harold II's death by arrow to the eye during the Battle of Hastings, but new evidence may show that the king survived the battle.

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