Thursday, 5 May 2011

Builders find Viking settlement in capital

A VIKING settlement has been uncovered in the heart of Dublin city centre.

Archaeologists uncovered the settlement on what was once an island in Temple Bar. It consists of two Viking homes and was found during excavations that started two weeks ago.

The find was made when work began to construct four retractable umbrellas at Meeting House Square to be used as shelter during outdoor events.

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