July 23, 2011

Girls with Swords

This article totally made my morning:

There were way more female Vikings than we thought, and they got buried with their swords, too.

Previously, Viking remains had been assumed male if they were found with swords and shields, but recent studies show that about half of those bones actually were women. As a girl with a sword, I was inspired by the broadsword-swinging Viking ladies to start thinking of what tortures, I mean, fencing drills, I'll have for the new members of the fencing club in the fall!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

fascinating! and yes, can fencing drills *please* involve more pillaging and raiding? i think that should be a thing - melina