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Scientists Reconstruct Face of 1,000 Year Old Viking Warrior Woman

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 5, 2019

Scientists have re-created the face of a female Viking warrior who lived more than 1,000 years ago. The woman is based on a skeleton found in a Viking graveyard in Solør, Norway, and is now preserved in Oslo’s Museum of Cultural History.

While the remains had already been identified as female, the burial site had not been considered that of a warrior ‘simply because the occupant was a woman’, archaelogist Ella Al-Shamahi told The Guardian. But now British scientists have brought the female warrior to life using cutting-edge facial recognition technology.

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