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Who Was This High-Status Viking Warrior?

DNA evidence reveals surprising truth about the identity of a revered ninth-century Viking fighter.

Publish Date: Topic: Ancient WorldsAncient WorldsNova
By Sukee Bennett

This Viking’s skeleton, which was buried alongside weapons and horses, was found in 1889. Over a century later, archaeologists still assumed the skeleton was that of a high-status male warrior. But DNA analysis revealed the surprising truth.

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