11th century Viking house found in Dublin

Workers for the Office of Public Works (OPW) in Dublin, Ireland have unearthed evidence of an 11th century Viking settlement on the north shore of the Liffey River.

Of most interest was the remains of a "substantial Viking house." "If it can be established that there was a Hiberno-Norse suburb north of the Liffey, that would be hugely significant,” said Dr Pat Wallace, director of the National Museum. Experts believe that residents of the house might have been engaged in the crafting of combs from antlers.