A Viking Drinking Cup

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Title

A Viking Drinking Cup

Subject

burial, rites, rite, Clarence and Richmond Examiner, cup, Grafton, Harald Fairhair, New South Wales, Norway, NSW, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Unst, Viking, whale, whales, vikings

Description

An article on page 7 of the Grafton, New South Wales newspaper, The Clarence and Richmond Examiner on December 19, 1903. The article reports the discovery of a Viking burial on the island of Unst in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Along with human, dog, and bones was found a whale vertebra which had been turned into a cup. A drawing of the cup is included. The article confidently dates the burial to the ninth century and the time of the Norwegian king Harald Finehair. As this burial is not included in the most recent catalogue of Viking burials in Scotland (James Graham-Campbell & Colleen Batey, Vikings in Scotland: An Archaeological Survey, Edinburgh University Press 1998), the reported details were probably incorrect.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Clarence and Richmond Examiner

Date

4 October 1951

Rights

National Library of Australia

Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

PDF; Newspaper Article

Citation

“A Viking Drinking Cup,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 2, 2020, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/484.