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Mass grave contains bodies of decapitated viking mercenaries Mass grave contains bodies of decapitated viking mercenaries

Researchers believe a mass grave found in Cambridge in 2009 contains the bodies of 54 decapitated viking mercenaries.

Unlike the frenzied mob attack that took place at Oxford, all the men were murdered methodically and beheaded in an unusual fashion from the front.

The Cambridge academic said she believed the skeletons belonged to a group of Viking killers who modelled themselves on a legendary group of mercenaries.

They were the Jomsvikings, founded by Harald Bluetooth and based at Jomsborg on the Baltic coast.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Lion TV

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