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The Headless Vikings ?

serfserf Member Posts: 8,870 ✭✭✭✭
edited December 2014 in Politics
The moral of the story? Die fighting instead of trusting your captors![:D]

serf

http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/headless-vikings-dorset-002382


Although exact dating has not been confirmed, it is believed that the remains are those of individuals who lived sometime during the early Middle Ages, between the 5th and 10th centuries. The deaths likely occurred during, and as a result of, conflict between the Anglo-Saxons and Viking invaders. All of the remains are from males mostly aged from their late teens to 25 years old, with a few being somewhat older. None of the remains show any sign of battle wounds, beyond wounds inflicted during the execution, so it is likely that these men were captives rather than members of the military. No clothing or other remnants were found within the pit, leading to speculation that the men were naked when they were executed.
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