Viking era gaming piece on Lindisfarne.
Society member Heather Casswell was given an unusual birthday treat. Son Christopher invited Mum to join in an archaeological dig he was co-directing at Lindisfarne for DigVentures and the University of Durham.
As Heather was carefully trowelling away she discovered a curious glass object. It was sent to the finds room where there was immediate excitement at what it just might be, a Viking era gaming piece.
Subsequent research has confirmed the find which has been reported in the national press this week.
More information and an animated 3D image can be found on DigVentures website https://digventures.com/2020/02/stunning-1200-year-old-glass-king-gaming-piece-found-on-lindisfarne/