Archaeologists think the axe
head could be evidence of a battle in 894 AD
A Viking axe head found in a Gloucestershire village could
be evidence of a battle more than 1,100 years ago, according to
The wrought iron object, found in Slimbridge in 2008, has now been identified
as being of Viking origin.
Historians say a band of Vikings sailed up the River Severn and fought
against the Anglo-Saxons in 894 AD.
Archaeologists say where the axe head was found is where they could have tied
up their ships.