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Famous Viking Warrior's Grave Reveals A Shocking Truth

Turns out that this famous Viking warrior wasn't who everyone thought they were.
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Does new DNA evidence prove that there were female viking warlords?

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A viking grave in the Swedish town of Birka has been found to contain a woman’s bones. How many more warriors’ remains have been incorrectly presumed male? A well-furnished warrior grave in the Viking age town of Birka, Sweden, has ...

Remains from Viking Warrior’s Grave Identified as Female

Academics / Archaeology : Viking Archaeology Blog

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN—DNA testing has revealed that a warrior’s grave discovered in the Viking-era town of Birka in the late nineteenth century contained the remains of a woman. Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson of Uppsala University told T...

First genetic proof that women were Viking warriors

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now reveal that war was not an activity...

High-Ranking Viking Warrior's Remains Yield a Big Surprise

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Ancient tales of fierce female Vikings fighting alongside men appear to be rooted in truth, according to archaeologists in Sweden. One of the most impressive graves in a burial ground near Birka, a major Viking settlement, has turne...

Viking Warrior In Famous Grave Was A Woman

Academics / General Science : Discover Magazine: Living World

This one goes out to all my fellow shieldmaidens: researchers have confirmed through ancient DNA testing that the warrior buried in a famous Viking grave was a woman. Researchers have excavated hundreds of Viking-era graves at Birka...


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