Agence France Presse
A thousand years ago, people like you and me lived, loved and died here in the Islands of Britain. Their lives are far away in time, separated from us by thirty generations. Yet they were very like us, just as cheerful, just as sad, just as generous, just as mean- spirited, just as skilled and just as fumble-fingered as we are today.
The BBC reported that 51 headless Vikings were found buried at Ridgeway Hill, near the southern seaside town of Weymouth, in June 2009 “during investigative excavation work before construction started on a controversial £87m relief road through the ridgeway.”