🎧 Orkney's Buried Vikings
🎧 Gone Medieval • 20m
How did Viking remains find themselves under a house in Orkney? in 2015, human remains were unearthed on the northeast coast of Papa Westray. The graves were stumbled upon by sheer luck, with further investigations revealing the finds to be remains of Viking age burials. Cat is joined by field archeologist Lindsey Dunbar, who served as a project manager for the rare discoveries.
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