Erik den heliges skelett
2016 (Swedish)In: Fornvännen, no 111, 27-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Vitterhetsakademien (Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien) , 2016. no 111, 27-40 p.
kung relik mördad osteologi medicin isotopanalys 1100 tal
Research subject Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-292938OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-292938DiVA: diva2:927017