Scottish burial may be 10th century King of Dublin

In 2005, archaeologists unearthed the remains of a person of importance near Auldhame in East Lothian, Scotland. Now experts believe that the burial might be that of the 10th Century Irish Viking King Olaf Guthfrithsson, who led raids in the area and reigned as King of Dublin and Northumbria.

Experts base their identification on circumstantial evidence: the age of the remains and the high status grave items buried with the body and agree that the burial was probably connected to King Olaf.

"This is a fascinating discovery and it's tantalising that there has been the suggestion that this might be the body of a 10th Century Irish Viking king," said Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.