Friday, 15 February 2013
Secrets of York’s Viking heritage to be unveiled at festival
Vicky Harrison, collections manager at York Minster, with the Horn of Ulf, a ceremonial drinking horn
Secrets of York’s Viking heritage - including a ceremonial horn which was pivotal to the life of the city’s most famous landmark – will be unveiled over the half-term holiday.
As part of the 2013 Jorvik Viking Festival, teams at York Minster will host a series of events next week looking at why the Norse raiders were originally drawn to the city, using archaeological discoveries to shed fresh light on a key chapter in the city’s history.
The Children’s Chapel at the Minster will be the scene for Viking-themed family activities next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 3pm.Read the rest of this article...