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On display starting today at the Beacon in Whitehaven and will be officially launched on the 25th.

Mining Awareness +

Colleagues in Cumbria UK have passed some interesting information on, which has not yet been published in the mainstream news….namely that a Viking Hoard found at Beckermet was actually found on the site earmarked by the UK government for the “biggest nuclear development in Europe”. It has been determined a National Treasure. “Hoards” have filled in the blanks for certain murky periods of history, and even re-written history.

The hoard appears to be unusual in terms of Viking Hoards from the British Isles.” (Noon, S., 2014)
CC-BY  The Portable Antiquities Scheme, 3 Feb. 2015  The period is early medieval Circa AD 850 
Date to Circa AD 950, found in August 2014 - Moorside site, Cumbria UK Viking Hoard
Image Creative Commons Attribution – Copyright: The Portable Antiquities Scheme, 3 Feb. 2015. The period is early medieval Circa AD 850 
Date to Circa AD 950, found in August 2014

Comparison has been made to the Spillings Hoard, the Silverdale Hoard, Vale of York Hoard and the Cuerdale Hoard, which suggests need for much more investigation, rather than just dumping three Japanese…

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