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    Vikings acquitted in murder mystery

    OSLO (Reuters) - Tests of the bones of two Viking women found in a buried longboat have dispelled 100-year-old suspicions that one was a maid sacrificed to accompany her queen into the afterlife, experts said on Friday.

    The bones indicated that a broken collarbone on the younger woman had been healing for several weeks -- meaning the break was not part of a ritual execution as suspected since the 22-metre (72 ft) long Oseberg ship was found in 1904.

    "We have no reason to think violence was the cause of death," Per Holck, professor of anatomy at Oslo University, told Reuters after studying the two women who died in 834 aged about 80 and 50.........;_ylt=Am.Qx6eHZGPQIhUn3XFKRwkSH 9EA

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    Re: Vikings acquitted in murder mystery

    If the horns don't fit, you must acquit.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Vikings acquitted in murder mystery

    I don't know what I was expecting but that wasn't it.
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