The Galloway Hoard - Edinburgh - Until 1-10-2017

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The Galloway Hoard - Edinburgh - Until 1-10-2017

Postby dognose » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:59 am

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Grand Gallery, Level 1


The Galloway Hoard

Until 1st October 2017


Be among the first to see unique and rare Viking-age objects that have lain hidden for a thousand years.

The Galloway Hoard is an extraordinary find of Viking-age gold, silver and jewelled treasures. It's the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland.

The Hoard transports us back to the beginning of the tenth century, an important time in the development of the modern nations of Scotland, England and Ireland. Unlocking its secrets has the potential to reveal significant new insights into this period of history.

It brings together over 100 gold, silver and other items from across Ireland, the Anglo-Saxon world, the Holy Roman Empire, Byzantium and beyond, hinting at previously unknown connections between people across Europe and further afield.

The Galloway Hoard is an unparalleled treasure hoard of Viking-age gold, silver and jewelled treasures. It is the richest collection of rare and unique Viking-age objects ever found in Britain or Ireland. Of international significance, it will transform our understanding of this period of Scottish history.

Other finds from around Britain and Ireland have been exceptional for a single class of object – for example, silver brooches or armlets. The Galloway Hoard brings together a stunning variety of objects in one discovery, hinting at hitherto unknown connections between people across Europe and perhaps much further afield. It also contains objects which have never before been discovered in a hoard of this age, some of which are utterly unique.

Opening hours: Daily: 10:00-17:00

Admission: Free

http://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of ... way-hoard/

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Re: The Galloway Hoard - Edinburgh - Until 1-10-2017

Postby dognose » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:26 am

This exhibition has been extended until the 29th October 2017.

Trev.


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