Mystery of the Viking pot: Solved

In September 2014, metal detectorist Derek McLennan discovered over 100 artifacts in a field near Dumfries, Scotland. Among them was a 1,200-year-old Viking pot, heavy enough to contain something, but too fragile to open. Now archaeologists have been able to determine what is in the pot with the help of a CT scan. (photos)

An image created by the CT scanner at Borders General Hospital revealed that the pot contains "around 20 silver, gold and ivory items." Other artifacts found by McLennan include solid gold jewellery, arm bands and silver ingots.