Sunday, September 16, 2007

VIKING SHIP DISCOVERED


British archaeologists are excited at the discovery of a 1,000 year old Viking ship underneath a Merseyside pub carpark. The ship was originally discovered in the 1930’s by a team of builders. However the foreman on the site told them to re-bury it as he was afraid of its discovery holding up the work.

After hearing rumours about the burial of a Viking Ship, a Nottingham University professor used special radar imaging equipment to pinpoint its whereabouts and to determine the exact dimensions of the vessel. The professor was delighted to discover a boat shaped object which he believes to be a Viking transport ship. The boat is buried in waterlogged blue clay, the ideal environment for preserving material almost indefinitely. The professor is now hoping to raise enough funding to pay for an excavation at the site.

2 comments:

Janey Loree said...

I would love to the one who discovered something like this!!!

Naomi said...

Me too Janey!