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Tango0114 Nov 2019 4:12 p.m. PST

"When the sword fell on her head, the blade cut the flesh until it reached the bone. Scientists studying the fractured skull of this Viking woman who died 1,000 years ago are still unsure if the blow really killed her. However, the treasure of buried weapons next to her makes it clear that she died as a warrior.

The remains of this woman, who lived and died around 900, were first excavated on a farm in Solør (Norway) in 1900. Her head rested on a shield, a horse skeleton with bridles lay curled up to her feet, and his body was encased between a sword, a spear, a battle ax and arrows.

When a quick analysis revealed that the skeleton was female, it was immediately interpreted as she was the first physical example of a shield maiden: a mythical warrior who was only referred to in medieval texts and of which no evidence had been found. Now, for the first time, researchers at the University of Dundee in Scotland have used facial reconstruction technology to recreate the appearance of that maiden…"


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bsrlee14 Nov 2019 8:16 p.m. PST

Still a common sight in Hospital ER's and Police stations today.

Dn Jackson14 Nov 2019 11:25 p.m. PST

Gitta say, after 16 years of poice work, I haven't seen a sword wound yet. :)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2019 9:59 a.m. PST


Tango0115 Nov 2019 11:57 a.m. PST


She was pretty….


Bigby Wolf15 Nov 2019 12:09 p.m. PST

Looks like a regular Friday night out …

Tango0116 Nov 2019 12:24 p.m. PST

Dude…! (smile)


BillyNM17 Nov 2019 12:49 a.m. PST

I have often wondered how someone who did not return from going a Viking was commemorated. Does this Body show evidence of a life fighting such as healed wounds from weapons or musculoskeletal development associated with weapon use? The location of head wound looks unusual for combat – I am in no way an expert, just wondering what supports the interpretation.

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