12th-century 'Viking drinking hall' found during Orkney dig

August 10, 2019 - General

A large Norse hall has been discovered during excavations at Skaill Farmstead, on the island of Rousay, Orkney. The hall probably dates to the 10th to 12th centuries AD and was discovered below a more recent farmstead.

Skaill farmstead looking towards St Marys kirk and Midhowe Broch
[Credit: Bobby Friel]
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