I have posted before about the wonderful Viking era Galloway Horad from Scotland, which was found seven years ago. Last week The Independent had an excellent article about the latest interpretation of this major discovery, about its contents and about the way in which it had been concealed. This all reveals the wealth and established nature of Christianity in the region at the time, and the ways in which such treasures indicate trading an cultural links across the Mediterranean world to the Near East.
The article is a curtain raiser to the National Museum of Scotland exhibition of the items which has now opened in Edinburgh and will travel to Kirkcudbright and then to Aberdeen. It can be read at Solving one of Viking Age Britain’s greatest mysteries
The Times has a similar article at ‘Galloway hoard’ shows Vikings brought riches from empires of the east