Lost Viking Army

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Lost Viking Army
SBS  |  February 27, 2021

Forty years ago, a sleepy village in the heart of England was the scene of a gruesome discovery when nearly 300 skeletons were unearthed in a mass grave. Bioarchaeologists believes these bones are the last remains of the Great Heathen Army, a legendary Viking fighting force that invaded England in the 9th century. Armed with the latest scientific methods, the team uncovers extraordinary human stories from the front line, including evidence of women warriors, and a lost king reunited with his son in death.

Forty years ago, a sleepy village in the heart of England was the scene of a gruesome discovery when nearly 300 skeletons were unearthed in a mass grave. Bioarchaeologists believes these bones are the last remains of the Great Heathen Army, a legendary Viking fighting force that invaded England in the 9th century. Armed with the latest scientific methods, the team uncovers extraordinary human stories from the front line, including evidence of women warriors, and a lost king reunited with his son in death.

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