Maria Vretmark and the mystery of the king's tomb

Maria Vretmark has a "fantastic story" to tell: Who is buried in King Magnus Ladulås' tomb? New DNA tests carried out by her team have determined that at least some of the bodies in the tomb in central Stockholm, Sweden are several centuries younger than the reign of Magnus, who ruled from 1275 until 1290.

According to the results of the DNA tests, the nine bodies found in the tomb were buried between 1430 and 1520, generations later than the reign of King Magnus. Now puzzled archaeologists are tasked with solving the mystery. "Already the first of the different analyses we carried out revealed that King Johan III in the 1570s placed the Magnus Ladulås tomb over the wrong grave,” said Vretmark.