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  • Viking queen exhumed to solve mystery

    09/10/2007 10:23:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,399+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/07 | Alister Doyle
    SLAGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Archaeologists exhumed the body of a Viking queen on Monday, hoping to solve a riddle about whether a woman buried with her 1,200 years ago was a servant killed to be a companion into the afterlife. As a less gruesome alternative, the two women in the grass-covered Oseberg mound in south Norway might be a royal mother and daughter who died of the same disease and were buried together in 834. "We will do DNA tests to try to find out. I don't know of any Viking skeletons that have been analyzed as we plan to...
  • Viking Graves To Be Re-Opened

    06/08/2007 3:27:19 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 1,134+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 6-8-2007
    Viking graves to be re-openedA worker welded together the aluminium casket in which the Vikings' remains were re-buried in 1948. The Viking graves that contained the famous ships Oseberg and Gokstad will be re-opened in September, in an effort to gain new knowledge from the remains of the two women and one man buried in them.Grave robbers plundered the Viking mounds centuries ago. This photo was taken in 1904. These leather shoes were found in the Oseberg ship and probably belonged to the older of the two women buried with the ship. The burial mound containing the famed Oseberg ship...