Unique Female Viking Grave In Swedish Mountains Reveals Its Secrets
Archaeologists have found a rare female Viking grave in the Swedish mountains. Credit: Adobe Stock - Fotokvadrat
"My first thought was that I had found a mine, but then when I had dug around, I understood that it can't be, Nyström told TT.
Nyström took the brooch home and asked around, but no one knew what it was or where it came from. One year later, he came in contact with the museum Jamtli in the city of Östersund and understood the archaeological and historical value of the brooch he had found.
At the site in Jämtland, Anders Hansson, chief archaeologist at Jamtli, also found another oval brooch which is not much of a surprise because such pins are usually unearthed in pairs.
"What has been established is that it is a cremation grave from the Viking Age and "most likely" a woman's grave, Hansson says. Previously, only five other Viking graves have been found in the mountains, and all have belonged to men.