Friday, May 06, 2011

Viking Shipyard discovered on the Isle of Skye

Archaeologists have discovered a 12th century Norse shipbuilding site on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Investigations at Loch na h-Airde on Skye’s Rubh an Dunain peninsula have uncovered the remains of a possible medieval shipyard, including boat timbers dating from the 1100s, a stone-built quay, a man-made entrance canal, and a blockage system designed to keep a constant water level in the Loch.

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