Recently, people have discovered a mysterious female warrior in a Viking grave in Denmark. She was thought to be a Viking. However, researchers have found the fact that she died more than 1000 years ago, and that she was not a Viking.
According to researchers, the woman was probably Slavic, coming from Eastern Europe, in a location from what is now Poland.
The presence of a Slavic warrior in Denmark was substantial – more than they thought. This comes from Dr. Leszek Gardeła, from the University of Bonn. Dr. Gardeła also said that it is not surprising. In the Middle Ages, the island was full of Slavic and Scandinavian elements. Even if the grave of the woman was the only one to have a weapon – an axe – they also found an Arab coin from the 10th century. This represented proof of its actual age.
Despite the fact that all the signs led to the warrior being a woman, they still don’t know how she died. The bones have survived, but there were no injuries visible that could show the cause of death.
This grave is one of the most famous archaeological discoveries from the time when Vikings were still alive.
Some time ago, archeologists confirmed that the Viking found in the grave, which was initially thought to be a male, was a female.
Last year, a Viking nicknamed “Thor’s hammer” was discovered in Iceland, and, in order to find out more about it, archeologists used ground-penetrating radar technology. They found a rare Viking longship.
In 2018, a girl found a 1,500-year-old sword in Sweden. A trove of silver treasure was also found on an island in the Baltic Sea. They were linked to the era of a famous Viking king.