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Decapitated skeletons were Vikings: scientists
AFP ^ | Mar 12, 2010 | Unknown

Posted on 03/12/2010 9:51:21 AM PST by decimon

Dozens of decapitated skeletons have been unearthed in southern England believed to be those of 1,000-year-old Vikings, scientists said Friday.

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"To find out that the young men executed were Vikings is a thrilling development," he added.

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(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: dorset; godsgravesglyphs; unitedkingdom; vikings

1 posted on 03/12/2010 9:51:21 AM PST by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Spills and thrills ping.


2 posted on 03/12/2010 9:52:06 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

“thousand year old Vikings”....”young men”...damn, doesn’t ANYONE proof read anymore??

Other than that, interesting....


3 posted on 03/12/2010 9:53:23 AM PST by LexRex in TN ("A republic, if you can keep it.......")
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To: decimon

NO doubt trying to import fish that were too salty. If we are to take what they are trying to do in NYC as an indicator...


4 posted on 03/12/2010 9:53:34 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: decimon
"To find out that the young men executed were Vikings is a thrilling development..."

I am willing to bet the young Vikings in questions did not think it was a thrilling development...

5 posted on 03/12/2010 9:54:55 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN
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To: decimon; blam; SunkenCiv

we all figured that out years back here..remember?

we are pretty smart bunch here

those poor guys must have had pisspoor directions to Danelaw.


6 posted on 03/12/2010 9:54:59 AM PST by wardaddy (women are crazy)
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To: decimon

Huh...perhaps I’ve a Great(X30)Uncle in the group.


7 posted on 03/12/2010 9:56:26 AM PST by SoDak (bitter clinger)
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To: decimon

At last! Vindication. The Brits stared it.


8 posted on 03/12/2010 9:56:28 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: decimon

The key to discovering their identities was the pile of 1,000 year old cans of SPAM found near the bodies.


9 posted on 03/12/2010 9:56:42 AM PST by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Started...


10 posted on 03/12/2010 9:57:33 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: decimon

WOW! Those were some old Vikings. How did they live so long?


11 posted on 03/12/2010 9:57:34 AM PST by votemout
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To: decimon

So, ya think some muzzies decapitated them?


12 posted on 03/12/2010 9:57:35 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: decimon
Decapitated skeletons were Vikings

I know the fans in Minnesota have had more than their share of frustration, but....

13 posted on 03/12/2010 9:57:58 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: decimon

And how will they tell these Viking raiders from the French Viking raiders with William the Conqueror, in 1066?

The people missing heads would appear to be a defeated bunch, whereas William brought the varsity.


14 posted on 03/12/2010 9:58:44 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: decimon
...young men executed were Vikings...

Score one for the locals.

15 posted on 03/12/2010 10:01:15 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: SoDak
Huh...perhaps I’ve a Great(X30)Uncle in the group.

Your ancestors came here to keep a head?

16 posted on 03/12/2010 10:02:25 AM PST by decimon
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To: LexRex in TN

Egads, third grade writing.


17 posted on 03/12/2010 10:03:05 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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It was Packers fans. Perhaps its the only way to keep Favre retired. But he is like a Viking Vampire...


18 posted on 03/12/2010 10:05:26 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I do not live in Vermont. I did for four years and that was plenty.)
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To: decimon

” O-D-I-I-NN!!”


19 posted on 03/12/2010 10:06:18 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: decimon

Zombies...


20 posted on 03/12/2010 10:08:20 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: BigEdLB
What were they looking for a lutefisk dinner?
21 posted on 03/12/2010 10:10:53 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: decimon
believed to be those of 1,000-year-old Vikings

Wow, those Vikings lived for a 1,000 years before they died? How amazing!

Actually, you would think people who make their living writing could do a little better than most of them do.

22 posted on 03/12/2010 10:22:09 AM PST by calex59
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To: decimon; Revolting cat!
Teams played for keeps back then.


23 posted on 03/12/2010 10:23:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: decimon

I want my reparations NOW!!


24 posted on 03/12/2010 10:30:03 AM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: decimon

“To find out that the young men executed were Vikings is a thrilling development,” he added.”

Probably not so thrilling for the Vikings.


25 posted on 03/12/2010 10:36:22 AM PST by greatplains
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26 posted on 03/12/2010 8:49:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: SunkenCiv

A quick read of the title, I thought they were Viking scientists :)


27 posted on 03/12/2010 10:16:46 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: PzLdr
You talkin' to me?


28 posted on 03/13/2010 12:44:08 AM PST by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: decimon

Guess they didn’t believe in civilian trials for the equivalent of 11th century terrorists.


29 posted on 03/13/2010 5:41:07 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, Guts and Guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
Guess they didn’t believe in civilian trials for the equivalent of 11th century terrorists.

Maybe for the better. Decapitation is quick, the rack is slow.

30 posted on 03/13/2010 5:58:04 AM PST by decimon
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To: Cold Heart

They were from the 1st church of Vikings, Scientists.


31 posted on 03/13/2010 7:33:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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