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Unique family reunion forthcoming in Denmark

The St Brice’s Day massacre in 1002, saw the deaths of many Danes living in Anglo-Saxon England. And a group of Scandinavians murdered on this day, was found in a mass burial at St John’s College, Oxford in 2008 (see also Science Daily, May 2012).

One of these Vikings from Oxford, known as SK1756, will travel to Denmark for an exhibition at the National Museum of Denmark in the Spring of 2021. What makes his trip special, is that centuries after his death, he will reunite with a family member in Denmark. A DNA-match connected the two skeletons. Their kinship is as close as an “uncle, nephew, grandfather, grandson, or half-brother.”

Read more in the article on the BBC.

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