1,000-year-old Viking treasure found in Swedish garden

Over 60 silver coins from Europe, central Asia, and the Middle East have been found in a vegetable patch on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The discovery proves the extent of trade or looting of the Vikings.

Archaeologists believe that the treasure was either plunder or Danegeld, protection payment, to ward off plunder. The coins from the Middle East are believed to have been acquired through trade.