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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Viking battle may be behind decapitated bodies discovered in mass grave

Dozens of decapitated bodies at the top of Ridgeway Hill are believed to date from a time when Viking raiding parties were roaming the area. The remains were originally thought to be Iron Age or early Roman due to pottery from this period found in the burial pit.

However, radio carbon dating places the remains to the late Saxon period between AD 890 and AD 1030.

The remains were unearthed by archaeologists working within the Weymouth Relief Road construction site.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Saturday 11th July 2009

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