Monday, 10 September 2007

Workmen Hid Viking Longship Under Pub

Builders who uncovered the remains of a Viking ship in a pub cellar did what any self-respecting workmen would do - they hid it, just like their foreman told them.

Instead they told no one, knocked down the Railway Inn in Meols, rebuilt it further from the road and turned the old pub into a car park.

Fifty years on, one of the builders mentioned it to his son who drew a sketch and passed it on to the local university.

Now archaeologists believe their find was a 1,000-year-old Viking longship and could be one of Britain's most significant archaeological finds.

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