The female warrior was buried next to the weapon that was an ax, but there were no obvious wounds on the bones to determine the cause of death.
the remains of a mysterious female warrior in a Viking grave in Denmark, Fox News reported on July 26. However, the woman is most likely not a Viking but a Slav, from somewhere in Eastern Europe, mens skull sweater according to researchers at Poland's Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
"New research shows that there are more Slavic warriors in Denmark than previously thought," said Dr Leszek Gardeła at the University of Bonn. During the Middle Ages, Denmark was a place where Slavs and Scandinavians lived together.
The grave of the female
warrior is the only grave containing weapons in the ancient cemetery. Here, researchers also discovered an Arab coin from the 10th century, indicating that the cemetery was built about 1,000 years ago.
"Fortunately in this woman's grave, the bones are still preserved. However, there are no obvious injuries that help indicate the cause of death," said Dr. Gardela. The ax buried with it looks similar to tools from the southern Baltic, an area that today includes the Baltic coastal states of Poland, Germany, and Lithuania. The structure of the female warrior's grave is dragon skull also reminiscent of the way the cemetery was built in the Middle Ages.
Earlier this year
archaeologists confirmed that a tomb containing the remains of what was once thought to be a male, actually belonged to a female Viking warrior. Last year, an 8-year-old girl found a 1,500-year-old sword in a lake in Sweden, possibly dating back to Viking times.