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Doubt Cast on Bronze Age Teen Priestess and ‘Queen-like’ Woman’s Traveling Ways [New Study]

March 21, 2019 - General
Analysis of the remains of the Bronze Age teen Skrydstrup woman shows she traveled from elsewhere in Europe to Denmark around age 13 or 14 and died there a few years later. She was an important, physically attractive figure and was accorded an elite burial.

Over the last few years, studies have suggested that a Bronze Age teen priestess and an elite ‘queen-like’ woman found in Jutland, Denmark were travelers who journeyed to their final resting places from faraway lands. However, a recent study claims that the well-known Egtved Girl and Skrydstrup Woman were actually homebodies and not the globetrotters they were previously presented as.


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