A NatGeo documentary about female Viking warriors will air in the US tonight, and in the UK on December 3, 2019. The show explores the idea that females were Viking warriors, too. This idea has been hotly debated since the Birka warrior grave was revisited. The show not only discusses the Birka grave, but a similar one found in Norway. The female from this burial was interred with many weapons. Especially, the facial reconstruction of this woman is nothing less than stunning. See yesterday’s article in The Guardian.
From stave churches in Norway and Poland, to opera, female scribes and female warriors.
The female and the warrior grave Bj 581.