Brief Outline: Derby | Archaeologists excavating on the site of some recently discovered ruins on the northern coast of Western Australia may have just made the greatest find in the history of the country: the remains an 11th century Viking settlement.
Ayupp Verification: Fake
Origin: The news originated from a satirical website worldnewsdailyreport.
Viral Example: Derby | Archaeologists excavating on the site of some recently discovered ruins on the northern coast of Western Australia may have just made the greatest find in the history of the country: the remains an 11th century Viking settlement.
The scientists, associated with the Department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney, were called to the site after some locals discovered what looked like the foundation of an ancient building in July, near Derby.
The archaeologists, directed by Professor Allison Fletcher, were expecting a site from the early colonial period, but they rapidly realized that they were dealing with something completely different.
They have unearthed the foundations of three larger buildings which were identified as houses, and two smaller workshops identified as a carpentry, which was also used as a boat repair area, and a smithy, containing a forge and iron slag.Google Advertisement:
Detailed Analysis: The news related to the archaeologists working in Western Australia have unearthed the remains of an 11th century Viking settlement has been in news since August 2015. The news claims the remain’s to be part of the Viking history on the basis of some pictures as shown. However it is a fake news as No Viking settlement has been discovered in Australia.
The news was published by a satire website World News Daily Report (archive here) and nothing should be taken seriously on the website, the website claims itself as
World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.
The remains picture used in the news is taken at Belmont Longhouse Excavation in Shetland, not Western Australia. The longhouse was boat shaped with one curving wall and one straight wall (typical of Scottish longhouses) and was built on rock where cup-marks had been carved during the Bronze Age.
The longhouse was boat shaped with one curving wall and one straight wall (typical of Scottish longhouses) and was built on rock where cup-marks had been carved during the Bronze Age. The longhouse itself underwent three major building phases, the latest of which was much shorter, and not in keeping with other similar longhouse layouts.
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