Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Viking houses from 1070 found in Cork dig at former Beamish & Crawford brewery
Excavations at a former brewery in Cork have uncovered the foundations of 19 wooden Viking age houses from the 11th and 12th centuries.
Some of the structures date back to 1070, making them 30 years older than any housing previously excavated in the city.
The dig at the former Beamish & Crawford factory also found three stone walls and a doorway from St Laurence’s Church, dating back to the 13th century.
Cork’s urban layout as a Viking city dates from around the same time that Waterford began developing as a Viking city, but archaeologists have yet to find any evidence on Leeside comparable to a trading post established near Waterford in the ninth century, archaeologists have found.
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