FIND­ING VIK­INGS IN BRI­TAIN 1 LIND­IS­FARNE

Countryfile Magazine - - Vikings -

The first raid on ‘Holy Is­land’ in 793 AD is seen as the start of the Vik­ing Age. Visit the mu­seum and see the ‘raider stone’, a 9th-cen­tury grave-marker linked to the at­tacks. On one side are carved seven men with weapons raised. On the other side, lit­tle fig­ures kneel be­fore a cross as the sun and moon hang in the sky, and two arms en­cir­cle the world. Judge­ment Day has ar­rived.

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