It seems the Vikings may have left more than just carnage when they rampaged through Britain – up to 6% of us could have their DNA.
And a study found the image of the blond warrior portrayed in movies such as 1958 classic The Vikings, starring Kirk Douglas, could be wrong as many of them came from south Europe or Asia. Researchers discovered male skeletons from a Viking burial site in Orkney, Scotland, were not Scandinavian. D N A sequencing of more than 400 remains from sites in Europe and Greenland has shed new light on what we know about them.
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September 17, 2020