High-Status Female Viking Warrior Discovered

 

A Viking grave was discovered in the Swedish island of Bjorko in the late 1800's. It was originally said that the grave belonged to a male but in 2017 DNA specialist made other studies. It has now been confirmed that the body is of a female. The artifacts found in the grave indicated that it was a high status viking warrior. Talk about women empowerment!

The body was buried in elaborate clothing and the grave contained many weapons including a sword, an ax, 25 armor piercing arrows, a fighting knife, two laces, and two spears! Another reason why it is believed to be the grave of a high-status warrior is because there was two horses buried with her. In the grave there was gaming sets discovered which are typically associated with Viking military leaders.

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