Skeleton of Viking child found during Dublin excavation

25/09/2020 20:32:00

Skeleton of Viking period child uncovered by excavations near original Dubh Linn or black pool that gave Dublin its name

Skeleton of Viking period child uncovered by excavations near original Dubh Linn or black pool that gave Dublin its name

The mysterious death of a child in the early Viking period has been uncovered by excavations near the original Dubh Linn or black pool that gave Dublin its name.

The skeleton, which was largely intact, was found just at the point before the river entered the pool and is thought to date from the 9th or 10th century.After it was excavated it was discovered to be that of a child aged between 10 and 12 years of age - most likely a boy - and is thought to have been wrapped in a shroud before being thrown into the river.

The body was found with shoulders hunched together and an iron buckle or fastener was found with the body.Alan Hayden from the UCD School of Archaeology who was leading the dig said the fact that it was not given a proper burial and was dumped in this manner could suggest an act of violence.

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