Monday, 6 May 2013

Viking Burial - skeleton reconstruction

a model reconstruction for the Jorvik Centre of a recently-discovered Viking-age skeleton found near Coppergate in York (actual skeleton in first pic): the remains are those of an unfortunate female of the time who, after already having suffered a life of probable agony what with a withered femur grinding away at her pelvis, and a resulting curvature of the spine caused by a life lived with a crutch, had the further problem of being sword-chopped in the face - which it seems she may have survived from for a little while, since some degree of bone-growth is apparently evident...

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