The viking grave at Gurness, Mainland, Orkney located where it is now perched perilously close to the edge of the coastline is, remarks Christina Lee, a special link between the old and the new – between the sea and the land.
On 11th of April 1831, the Lewis Chess Pieces, were put on public display at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, shortly after their rediscovery in a sand bank on the island of Lewis.
Archaeologists in Norway are excavating for the first time in 100 years a Viking Ship burial in a field in the Halden area.
Clare Campbell of Prickly Thistle has teamed up with the Edinburgh based Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) to develop natural fibre reusable face mask.
“We went to Tingwall, to take a picture of – The Ting”
Dr David Griffiths of Oxford University and his team have been researching the archaeological landscapes of West Mainland.
The highest density of Norse runic inscriptions in Scotland are from Orkney. But what can we tell from them about the people who carved them ?
“The idea of listening to a fictionalised annotated manuscript inspired by Fadlan’s travels and writing style was rather intriguing.”
“We travelled through time in the corridors rooms, up the stairs and down the stairs, of Tankerness House Museum in Kirkwall “
I didn’t feel like a big walk, so we went to the Bu, in Orphir, to mooch about a bit, on the beach there.