‘Unwrapping the Galloway Hoard’: Scientists Move to Discern Secrets of Viking-Era Artefact

The artefacts have been initially found in 2014, with the effort to examine them being performed by the National Museums Scotland in partnership with the University of Glasgow.

Researchers in Scotland have moved to examine and analyse a trove of artefacts courting again to the Viking period, with the assist of a sizeable £1 million grant, The Guardian experiences.

According to the newspaper, the artefacts in query are identified collectively as the Galloway Hoard; initially found in September 2014 “in a field in Dumfries and Galloway”, the trove had since been acquired by the National Museums Scotland (NMS).

As per the “Unwrapping the Galloway Hoard” undertaking, performed by the NMS in partnership with the University of Glasgow, researchers intend to study the artefacts “in detail”.

As Martin Goldberg, principal curator of medieval archaeology and historical past at NMS, defined, whereas “most hoards are usually interpreted as buried wealth, with the focus on events surrounding the moment of burial”, the Galloway Hoard “challenges this view”, presenting “a rare opportunity to ask in much more detail about how, and why, people assembled and collected hoards during the Viking age”.

While “Unwrapping the Galloway Hoard” is a three-year undertaking, the artefacts are anticipated to go on show as half of an exhibition “next year”, the newspaper provides.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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