Reconstructed face of a Viking girl. This girl died about 1100 years ago and was buried at Birka, Sweden. Her skeleton was unusually well preserved for a child and her teeth shows she was around 6 years old. The gifts put into her grave indicate she really was a girl. There was a gold and bronze clasp, a pearl necklace, a knife and a container in bone for sewing needles to take with her into the grave—expensive gifts which show her family was wealthy.
In the summer of 1982, children playing on a rope-swing beside Mill Lane noticed human bones in the hollow scoured out by their feet. The Police were initially called, who in turn called in the archaeologists. The bones were those of a woman aged between 25 and 35, who had been buried with some of her personal possessions, including a bronze brooch (right) and a necklace of glass and amber beads. These finds were dated to the 6th century AD. An Anglo-Saxon burial had been discovered.
Face of mystery medieval knight finally revealed with modern-day CSI skills
the battle scarred (reconstructed) face of a medieval knight killed in battle some 700 years ago and buried under the floor of a chapel at Stirling Castle. The remains are probably those of Sir John de Stricheley who died in 1341, when the English held the castle. He dies in his mid-20s, probably from a Scottish arrow. Fascinating!
Birka girl gets new life Print Here you can learn about a little girl who lived in the Viking town of Birka long ago. We are curious as to who she was. In the autumn of 2011 recreated sculptor Oscar Nilsson Birka girl's face at the Historical Museum. She has a permanent place in our Viking Exhibition and now reconstruction also got a name - Disa!
Reconstruction of a Vasa victim that went down with the ship on 10 Aug 1628, based on his skeletal remains found in the Vasa. The remains of at least 16 skeletons were found during excavations of the ship. None of the bodies have been able to be identified but through the study of osteology, researchers have come to probable conclusions about their appearances, etc. Crewmen, if ever, received fresh food. The result was scurvy and other deficiency diseases, and low resistance to illnesses.
A teenage Jamestown boy whose face has been reconstructed from his skull. He may have died in 1607 when hit by an arrow in the femur. On further investigation, forensic scientists believe this may have been a blessing, as he was probably living a life in agony before he was shot. An infection from a broken abscessed tooth had spread with cosequences that would likely have been fatal in 1607.