Viking Brooches Unearthed Outside Doncaster

A rare set of brooches unearthed in the grave of a Viking woman are set to take pride of place at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery following their discovery by archaeologists. Dating back to between AD 860 and 900, the grave was found during the laying of a sewer pipeline near Adwick-le-Street, just outside Doncaster.

The brooches are the oldest of their type to be found in the UK and are only the fourth set to be discovered as part of a Viking burial, the most recent of which were excavated in 1867.