Treasures of two ship burials of the eighth century will return home.
It is just another day, as workers dig a trench near the village of Salme, Estonia. Their job is cable maintenance, but instead, they find ancient artefacts.
More on Viking Age sites in Estonia, via ERR (Estonian Public Broadcasting): Burial site ties major Viking swords find to warriors from Rävala.
An early Viking Age (8-9th c.) brooch found in Estonia is all over social media. What makes it special, is that it’s a rare, box-shaped brooch. For the original news sources, see the Estonian Public Broadcasting (in English).
Meanwhile in Estonia on the island of Saaremaa… not one but several hoards with Viking coins have been found. Two are dated around the second half of the tenth century and the late eleventh century. This warrants a longer article later this week! Read the original article on ERR (Estonian Public Broadcaster).