Thursday, September 27, 2007

Peter the Viking!
HE WAS an ordinary father-of-two who ran his own laundry business – but Peter Adams rewrote the history books when he found a Viking burial site under a farmer’s field near Carlisle one Sunday afternoon.

The hoard of 10th century swords, spears and ornate jewellery at Townfoot Farm, unearthed in Cumwhitton in 2004 was the first formal burial ground of Viking bodies discovered in England, and it attracted attention from around the world.

Experts said it was the most significant find since those unearthed at York and lined up to examine the six Viking graves.