Museum Finds Missing Viking Over a Century After Losing His Remains

First this Viking’s grave was looted by farmers, then the remains and rich grave goods were recollected – and then mislaid. Moral of the story: Be careful what you write on boxes

Ruth Schuster
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Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster

Don’t you hate to lose your hairpins, your wallet, your Viking ancestor? Happy is the day a kind stranger calls with your mislaid credit card in hand, and when a mislabeled box sitting around the National Museum of Denmark for over a century turns out to contain the missing remains of a rich Viking, originally dug up in Bjerringhøj, a mound near the village of Mammen in Denmark.

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