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    50 Scandinavian Men Found Murdered and Decapitaded in Southern England

    Fifty skulls found in a burial pit in Dorset probably belonged to Vikings who had been slaughtered by our Anglo-Saxon ancestors, archaeologists have revealed.


    The decapitated warriors were discovered last year on Ridgeway Hill in Weymouth during escavations for a new road.


    The mass war grave astonished archaeologists who have spent the last year carefully removing and analysing the remains.


    They are thought to date from between 910 and 1030 AD, when England was ruled by Saxon kings and Vikings from Denmark had begun a second wave of raids on the South Coast.


    David Score, from Oxford Archaelogy, said the burial find was remarkable.


    "To find out that the young men executed were Vikings is a thrilling development," he said.




    Archaeologists spent two months removing the bones



    "Any mass grave is a relatively rare find, but to find one on this scale from this period of history is extremely unusual.


    "(It) presents an incredible opportunity to learn more about what is happening in Dorset at this time."


    Mr Score said it was possible to make a "strong inference" that the bodies were all Vikings.


    Teeth samples from 10 of the men showed they grew up in countries where the climate was colder than Britain, with one thought to have come from within the Arctic Circle.




    The find was made as workers dug for a new road



    Tests showed they ate a high protein diet, which is comparable with other sites uncovered in Sweden.


    Injuries to the jaw and head had been inflicted by a sharp bladed weapon, and cuts to the pelvis, chest and stomach show signs of a bloody and brutal battle.
    There are also indications of defensive injuries to the hands.


    Two healed fractures are unlikely to have received medical attention and in one case, left the victim with one leg that was 5cm shorter than the other.


    It is hoped further insight into the lifestyles and activities of the warriors will come to light as the analysis continues.

    Dorset Vikings: Skulls And Bones Are 'Vikings Slaughtered By Anglo-Saxons' | UK News | Sky News


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    Looks like a case of mass suicide to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    "To find out that the young men executed were Vikings is a thrilling development," he said.
    Executed, thrilling, hmmm... Our own little killing field in leafy Dorset

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    Now that is a cool find. What a slice of history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Vikings who had been slaughtered by our Anglo-Saxon ancestors, archaeologists have revealed.
    Not much for the police to go on there.
    Any suspects yet ?

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    It's probably the result of the 997 cup final between Weymouth United and Aalborg Raiders. United won 2:1 on a hotly disputed penalty when the Aalborg skipper was judged to have unfairly chopped Nobby Smith, the United star forward. Nobby, claiming "it's only a flesh wound" stepped up and scored from the spot. The Danes maintain it was a legitimate challenge and there were ugly scenes at the final whistle followed by raping, pillaging and burning by the disgruntled Danes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Vikings who had been slaughtered by our Anglo-Saxon ancestors, archaeologists have revealed.
    Not much for the police to go on there.
    Any suspects yet ?
    It'll be them Jutes, always causing trouble them...

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    So they found out they weren't Brits by looking at their teeth?

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    What a shitty way to treat tourists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Any suspects yet ?
    Just one. Anyone seen this man?


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    Probably robbed them of their smoked herrings and pornography first.

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    Interesting politics around this area at the time of this incident, English king decides to agree a peace treaty with Danish vikings who want to settle in this locality.
    All agreed, English king changes his mind and tells all to slaughter any viking they come across! Evidence from skulls show they were beheaded, from the front,nice.

    Danish king really pissed off, sends new invasion force which arrives northeast coast of UK, very distracting as Norwegians have same idea, then the bloody Normans arrive on south coast UK.

    Typical Danes, they always oustay their welcome regardless of the consequences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyFree
    What a shitty way to treat tourists.
    It doesn't seem to have detered them for long though, the country is over run with the buggers.

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    Obviously a clear cut case of tourist abuse!!

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    No passports for ID, then? A brilliant find tho. So robbed of all their possessions before they were buried?

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    ^Probably shipped back their belongings to their families I should imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    So robbed of all their possessions before they were buried?
    Yep, no soap found. Brits probaly ate it, and never really developed a fancy for it since.

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