Thursday, March 24, 2016

Inside that Viking Treasure Pot

Back in 2014 I wrote about the Viking treasure that a metal detectorist found near Dumfries in Scotland. The treasure included this Carolingian pot, which the conservators were having so much trouble opening that they sent it to be CAT scanned to see what was inside.

Now they have opened the pot, and it was full of wonderful things.

Including this Irish silver brooch and the pendant below.

UPDATE: below, three more objects from the hoard, courtesy of the History Blog:

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