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23 Jul 2007

Viking Hoard Press Releases

The most important Viking treasure find in Britain for 150 years has been unearthed by a father and son while metal detecting in Yorkshire - Reported by the BBC

The BBC have reported that "David and Andrew Whelan uncovered the hoard, which dates back to the 10th Century, in Harrogate in January.

The pair kept their find intact and it was transferred to the British Museum to be examined by experts, who said the discovery was "phenomenal".

It was declared as a treasure at a court hearing in Harrogate on Thursday.

North Yorkshire coroner Geoff Fell said: "Treasure cases are always interesting, but this is one of the most exciting cases that I have ever had to rule on."

Read the full story: BBC news report

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