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DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

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For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has shown that this ancient high-ranking military officer was actually a woman. "This image of the male warrior in a patriarchal society was reinforced by …

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