Monday, October 30, 2006

Treasure! Viking treasure found on Gotland
Two young men on Gotland have found Viking treasure dating to the 10th century.

The treasure cache consists of silver coins, weighing a total of around 3 kilos. They were discovered by 20-year-old Edvin Svanborg and his 17-year-old brother Arvid, who were working in the grounds of their neighbour, artist Lars Jonsson.

"I just stumbled by chance across an Arab silver coin that was around 1,100 years old," Edvin Svanborg told news agency TT.

. . .

"I'm planning to study to become an archaeologist," he said.

Boy, is he in for some disappointment. . . .

"What? You people mostly study little bits of chipped rock?"