51 Headless Vikings Found in English Execution Pit

Published on July 29th, 2009 | by Admin


The bodies of 51 young men, possibly Vikings, with their heads stacked neatly to the side, have been found in a thousand-year-old pit in southern England.

The dead are thought to have been war captives, possibly Vikings, whose heads were hacked off with swords or axes, according to excavation leader David Score of Oxford Archaeology, an archaeological-services company.

Announced in June, the pit discovery took place during an archaeological survey prior to road construction near the seaside town of Weymouth.

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