Thursday, 5 May 2011

12th Century Viking shipyard discovered

Archaeologists on Skye have found a Viking shipbuilding site including a quay, canal and boat timbers.

A 12th Century Viking shipbuilding site has been discovered by archaeologists on Skye.

Boat timbers, a stone-built quay and a canal have already been uncovered at Loch na h-Airde on Skye's Rubh an Dunain peninsula.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS ) has now launched air surveys to find out more about the discovery. The staff hope to pinpoint new sites for investigation.

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