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The Vikings and Wales: Myths, Legends, Facts and Finds

Title
The Vikings and Wales: Myths, Legends, Facts and Finds
Category
Culture
Location
Powysland Museum in Welshpool
Start Date
03.06.2017
End date
29.08.2017

Powysland Museum presents a temporary exhibition about the Vikings and Wales based on two skulls, which were dug up in 1863 together with hundreds of other bones near Buttington Churchyard outside Welshpool and which were interpreted as Danish Vikings slain in the battle of Buttinton in A.D.893.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey back in time looking at modern representations and exploitations of Vikings; the Viking revival in 19th century Danish arts and crafts represented in presents within the Royal family; as well as archaeological finds from Wales, Ireland, England, The Isle of Man and Denmark; followed by replicas bringing the archaeology to life.

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