All posts tagged: Viking Age burials

Eroding cemetries in the Orkneys

Reports are circling online about the Newark Bay cemetry on the Orkneys. Northern Europe has seen its share of fierce storms this winter and it has caused further erosion on the coastline near the cemetry with its Pict and Viking burials. Locals are trying to prevent more burials to be swept or washed away by placing sandbags. Read fine and comprehensive articles on LiveScience and Smithsonian Magazine.