Extremely rare mass grave of decapitated Vikings found in the UK

This is one of those ones...as interesting as it is brutal...Archaeologists made the discovery of 51 Viking corpses buried in the UK, with researchers claiming they may have been killed in sacrifice... it’s believed that the violent killing happened 1000 years ago, the 51 skeletons had languished near Weymouth, Dorset....The skulls were found seperate from bodies in a pit...it appears the bodies were just tossed in...

Weymouth Viking Mass Grave 'given To The Ground' A Age On Ridgeway Hill

Chemical analysis was used to study the teeth from 10 men...and this led to a remarkable piece of information...

The men are thought to have grown up in an environment much colder than the UK...narrows it down huh hehe with one set of remains believed to be from the Arctic Circle....

Dating shows an approximate burial of around 910-1030 AD...

Judging by some of the wounds, no love was lost in dispatching these people...there also appears to be more bodies than skulls, suggesting some skulls may have ended up on spikes...

archaeology-world.com/...

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