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Erik den heliges skelett
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Archaeology. (Sabine Sten, Christian Lovén, Anna Kjellström, Kerstin Lidén, Maria Vretemark, Cecilie Hongslo Vala, Östen Ljunggren, Markus Fjällström, Adel Shalabi, Olov Duvernoy, Monica Segelsjö, Helena Malmström och Mattias Jakobsson)
2016 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, no 111, 27-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Saint Erik was King of Sweden for a few years up to 1160, when he was killed.A skeleton attributed to him is kept in Uppsala Cathedral. It underwent scientificreappraisal in 2014. The analyses included computer tomography, Xrayabsorptiometry, isotope analysis and DNA sampling. Radiocarbon confirmsthe alleged age of the bones. They belong to a 35–40-year-old man inexcellent physical shape. The many wounds that he received in connectionwith his death fit surprisingly well with the saint's legend, whose preservedversion was written 130 years after the event.

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Stockholm: Vitterhetsakademien (Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien) , 2016. no 111, 27-40 p.
Keyword [sv]
kung relik mördad osteologi medicin isotopanalys 1100 tal
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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-292938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-292938DiVA: diva2:927017
Available from: 2016-05-10 Created: 2016-05-10 Last updated: 2016-05-10

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