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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
November 28, 2012
From journal Manchester week in November
Rotherham, United Kingdom
October 10, 2012
From journal English History
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
June 13, 2011
From journal Exploring Historic York
Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
October 26, 2009
From journal Five places I have visited in York
Dundee, United Kingdom
September 7, 2008
New Haven, Connecticut
April 26, 2006
From journal Old York: A One-Stop Guide to English History
Riverview, New Brunswick
September 30, 2005
The excavation of this part (16-22 Coppergate) of a much larger Viking community was done in 1976–1981. Many of the artifacts retrieved during the dig are displayed in the Skipper Gallery at the centre. The survival of so many objects, made of iron, leather, clay and wood, is surprising. You’ll see everything from shoes to combs to jewelry.
Also fascinating is the display of skeletal parts, all of which show evidence of health problems and battle injuries. This history lesson is as deep as you want to make it. Everyone will enjoy the journey through the village and the exhibits after you disembark from your car are interesting.
From journal York: Layers of History
December 13, 2000
Like many English tour sites (e.g., Oxford Story, Canterbury Tales) you will ride through the exhibit on automatically guided carts. The path winds in, through and around various buildings that have been recreated. All of your senses will be engaged at some point during the tour. Hold your nose as you approach the Viking "outhouse!" The fascinating thing about the recreation is that it is exactly built to the plan of the excavated village. Later in the tour you will pass by a true excavation of one of the huts that was recreated (only the foundation remains). As you leave, several artifacts have been placed to be touched, but read the labels carefully as you might be surprised.
Due to the authentic nature of the excavation, I found this exhibit very enjoyable.
From journal York, England: Snickelways and Other Finds
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 24, 2000
From journal A day in York