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Wednesday, 31 March 2010
READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Wednesday 31st March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Thursday 25th March 2010
(See previous blog entry Campaign to bring home rare Hardy transcripts)
Friday, 12 March 2010
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.
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.
News Clipping: Archaeologists uncover headless corpses of 51 Vikings executed by Saxons in Dorset killing field
They knelt and cowered together - a once proud and fearless band of raiders stripped and humiliated by their Saxon captors.
One by one, their executioners stepped forward, uttered a prayer and brought their axes and swords crashing down on the necks of the Viking prisoners.
The axes fell until the roadside was sticky with blood from the decapitated corpses of the 51 men, most barely in their twenties.
READ MORE - Source: The Times, Friday March 12, 2010
Monday, 8 March 2010
Visitors can read dragon tales and solve the riddle to pass the dragon and enter his lair, or visit an Egyptian tomb to unravel the story of Osiris and mummies. There is a chance to build your own totem pole and hear Native American stories, or to explore our labyrinth and come face-to-face with the fearsome Minotaur.
For more information visit Red House Museum and Gardens website or telephone 0845 603 5635
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Ancient bones, Iron Age pottery, jewellery and other items have been recovered from the site of the £87.4million route.
The finds will go on display at the Pavilion Ocean Room between 10am and 5pm on Sunday, March 21, and between 9am and 8pm on Monday and Tuesday, March 22 and March 23.