The Vikings were first noticed off the shore of Ireland in AD 792. Archaeologists say they heard of this land full of gold and goods and stormed it. The records they had on hand described very large numbers of Vikings invading Ireland. Before the most recent dig, many academics thought they were prone to exaggeration. But as archaeologist Linzi Simpsom said, “We used to think…maybe the Vikings weren’t so bad. But now there is a swing towards ‘Jeepers, they were fairly catastrophic.'” Read more about the facts revealed from underneath Dublin below.