Just a short post.
You may have seen this already, but it is absolutely fascinating. A Viking Hoard has been found in Dumfries in Scotland. There are some truly beautiful items. The Hoard dates from the 9th and 10th centuries and contains over 100 artefacts.
Have a look at http://www.medievalists.net/2014/10/13/viking-hoard-discovered-scotland/ for more information.