March 10, 2018 AT 6:00 am
DNA Analysis Reveals Famous Viking Warrior Was A Woman
Who outside of Valhalla would have thought? Thanks, science.
More than a millennium ago in what’s now southeastern Sweden, a wealthy Viking warrior was laid to rest, in a resplendent grave filled with swords, arrowheads, and two sacrificed horses. The site reflected the ideal of Viking male warrior life, or so many archaeologists had thought.
New DNA analyses of the bones, however, confirm a revelatory find: the grave belonged to a woman.
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