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The Pagan Lady

These two images were taken recently in the Manx Museum Viking Gallery.

Excavations in Peel Castle in 1982/87 revealed an extensive graveyard. The most spectacular finds were the 10th century grave of “The Pagan Lady” which included a fine example of a Viking necklace of which there is 71 differently coloured beads.

The replicate of the original beads can be seen on the Pagan Lady in both of my images.

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Pagan Lady © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

Pagan Lady © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The largest replica Viking longship ever built is seen here arriving in Peel today. The Dragon Harald Fairhair, hand-built in Norway over a period of two years will spend one night moored on Peel Quayside.

The longship’s length (57ft/35m) is about half the size of a football pitch and it has 25 pairs of oars.

The longship was named after Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway.

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Dragon Harald Fairhair © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com Dragon Harald Fairhair © Peter Killey - www.manxscenes.com

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The Vikings of Mann at Cooil y Ree, adjacent to Tynwald Hill on Tynwald Day 2014.

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