A study analysed ca. 300 ancient human genomes from Scandinavia spanning 2,000 years, revealing influences from the Eastern Baltic and the British Isles over the Scandinavian Viking Age DNA.
Sacrifices have been common religious practices all around the world since prehistoric times. Nevertheless, there was an extensive and sometimes heated debate over whether medieval reports on sacrifices in the Viking Age, especially human sacrifices, refer to actual events or were fabricated reports to denigrate the pagan faiths.
Birka was established in the 8th century on Björkö, located in Lake Malaren, Sweden. Archaeological research (...) revealed (...) the location was used as a shipyard.