Seven Viking tombs discovered in a 'Christian-looking burial' in Sweden

Seven Viking tombs discovered in a 'Christian-looking burial' in Sweden
Seven Viking tombs discovered in a 'Christian-looking burial' in Sweden
Seven Viking tombs are discovered in a 'surprisingly Christian-looking burial' in Sweden holding the 1,000-year-old remains of eight people – including possible twin infants Christian graveyard may date prior to construction of churches with cemeteries The graves contain both children and adults and have marks of Christian burials It's thought two infants buried together may have been victims of a miscarriage

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Swedish archaeologists have recovered seven tombs of Viking adults and infants from the 10th century who likely converted to Christianity prior to their death. 

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The tombs – which hold the remains of four adults and four infants – were found in the Swedish town of Sigtuna, just north of Stockholm. 

Two of the infants that were buried together may have been twins and were possibly miscarried, according to the researchers. 

Their cause of death is currently unknown, but the experts hope to reveal more in scientific paper yet to be published.  

The eight people - four adults and four infants - were laid flat on their backs to rest in the Swedish town of Sigtuna

The eight people - four adults and four infants - were laid flat on their backs to rest in the Swedish town of Sigtuna

In Sigtuna north of Stockholm, archaeologists are conducting a survey of some of the 'Christian graveyard' from the late Viking age

In Sigtuna north of Stockholm, archaeologists are conducting a survey of some of the 'Christian graveyard' from the late Viking age

The excavations have been led by Uppdrag Arkeologi, a Swedish archaeological company based in Stockholm. 

'The Christian character of the now-excavated graves is obvious because of how the tombs were laid out,' Johan Runer, a project manager with Uppdrag arkeologi, told Live Science

'In one tomb, there were two very small infants of seemingly the exact same age,' he said, which may be 'the tragic result of a late miscarriage of a couple of twins'. 

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Uppdrag Arkeologi said on its Facebook page that the Christian graveyard dates prior to the construction of churches with associated cemeteries in the

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