A Viking representative said yesterday "We didn't bury the poor guy so some tweed dressed perennial students could dig him up and stick him in a museum. How would they like it if we dug up his granny and stuck her in a museum? Why don't they go and get proper jobs?"
Ardnamurchan Viking boat burial discovery 'pointless'
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I like this. But it's too short to be a NiB and too long to be a ticker, reckon you could expand it a bit?
Archaeologists struck back this morning. "It's not all Tweed Waistcoats and beards" said Dr Oliver Harris. "We do a bloody difficult job. We've had twelve Doctors digging the Ardnamurchan Peninsula for years looking for these sort of finds, without which we will be unable to fend off the Viking threat in the future. It maylook like a few piles of rust to you and me but these could soon be sitting in pride of place at the Museum of
Scotland on that floor nobody can be bothered climbing up to."
Viking specialist Dr Colleen Batey, from the University of Glasgow, has said the boat was likely to be from the 10th Century AD. "A copy of the funeral expenses were discovered with the body, dated 1st April 1012. Even in 1000AD funerals were surprisingly expensive. Look at today's prices and add a viking short-boat and you'll
get the picture"
When quizzed about how he would like his own Grandmother's remains to be displayed in a museum, Dr Harris sheepishly revealed he had dug her up as part of his PhD.
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