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Friday, 12 March 2010

News Clipping: Ridgeway Viking Grave

Ridgeway Viking grave: Archaeologists 'excited'

Archaeologists and council leaders are excited by the findings.

David Score, project manager for Oxford Archaeology which has been leading excavations along the relief road route, said: “The find of the burial pit on Ridgeway was remarkable and got everyone working on site really excited.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Friday 12th March 2010

Ridgeway Viking grave: Historian's hope

Historian Stuart Morris is hoping the bones will shed more light on when Vikings were first believed to have arrived on the British Isles at Portland in 787.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Friday 12th March 2010

Ridgeway Viking grave: Weymouth Relief Road discovery

A Viking war grave has been discovered on the Ridgeway between Weymouth and Dorchester.

The ancient remains of decapitated skeletons were unearthed during the construction of the Weymouth Relief Road and were confirmed today as being that of the legendary Norse invaders.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Friday 12th March 2010

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