Researchers seek identity of 51 beheaded bodies from 10th century England

Archaeologists are continuing to study 51 bodies that were apparently buried naked, with their heads stacked to the side, on a prominent hillside between 890 and 1034 C.E.

The bodies are of young, very healthy males, which suggests they may have been warriors. Forensic testing aims to determine if the victims were indeed vikings forced to surrender after an unsuccessful raid, as archaeologists theorize.