"Exotic items from abroad" found at Norse site in Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered a wealth of artifacts dating from the late Iron Age through to the end of the Viking era on the west side of the island of South Uist in Scotland. Included among the artifacts was a piece of bone marked with an ogham inscription.

Also found at the site were more exotic items including "green marble from Greece, ivory from Greenland and bronze pins from Ireland." Experts believe that "someone very important in the hierarchy of the Kingdom of Man and Isles is likely to have lived here."