Eupedia Forums
Site NavigationEupedia Top > Eupedia Forum & Japan Forum
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Remains of Sweden's "Saint Eric" analyzed

  1. #1
    Advisor Angela's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-01-11
    Posts
    18,417


    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: USA - New York



    2 members found this post helpful.

    Remains of Sweden's "Saint Eric" analyzed

    See:

    Reliquary may hold remains of St. Eric:

    http://archaeology.org/news/4265-160...den-saint-erik

    "UPPSALA, SWEDEN—According to a press release, a team of scientists led by researchers from Uppsala University has analyzed the remains of Saint Erik, thought to be held in a reliquary since 1257. According to legend, Erik Jedvardsson was killed and beheaded in 1160, in the tenth year of his reign as king of Sweden, outside the church in Uppsala by a Danish claimant to the throne. The new study of the 23 bones in the reliquary has found that all but one of them belonged to the same man, who was between 35 and 40 years of age at the time of death, around A.D. 1160. He was well-nourished by a diet rich in freshwater fish, and powerfully built. Dents in the cranium suggest that he had one or two healed wounds, perhaps inflicted by weapons in battle. At least nine wounds from the time of death have been found, seven of them on the legs. The researchers think that the king may have been wearing a hauberk that protected his upper body at the time of his death. The remains from the reliquary also include neck vertebra that had been cut. DNA analysis of samples taken from the remains is underway."

    In some ways it's nice to be King; in others, not. On balance, I'd rather be King, or the equivalent; at least you ate well. :)


    Non si fa il proprio dovere perchè qualcuno ci dica grazie, lo si fa per principio, per se stessi, per la propria dignità. Oriana Fallaci

  2. #2
    Advisor bicicleur's Avatar
    Join Date
    27-01-13
    Location
    Zwevegem, Belgium
    Posts
    5,731


    Country: Belgium - Flanders



    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    See:

    Reliquary may hold remains of St. Eric:

    http://archaeology.org/news/4265-160...den-saint-erik

    "UPPSALA, SWEDEN—According to a press release, a team of scientists led by researchers from Uppsala University has analyzed the remains of Saint Erik, thought to be held in a reliquary since 1257. According to legend, Erik Jedvardsson was killed and beheaded in 1160, in the tenth year of his reign as king of Sweden, outside the church in Uppsala by a Danish claimant to the throne. The new study of the 23 bones in the reliquary has found that all but one of them belonged to the same man, who was between 35 and 40 years of age at the time of death, around A.D. 1160. He was well-nourished by a diet rich in freshwater fish, and powerfully built. Dents in the cranium suggest that he had one or two healed wounds, perhaps inflicted by weapons in battle. At least nine wounds from the time of death have been found, seven of them on the legs. The researchers think that the king may have been wearing a hauberk that protected his upper body at the time of his death. The remains from the reliquary also include neck vertebra that had been cut. DNA analysis of samples taken from the remains is underway."

    In some ways it's nice to be King; in others, not. On balance, I'd rather be King, or the equivalent; at least you ate well. :)
    don't forget to have your DNA tested before you die, so they'll leave you in peace

    and invest in security

  3. #3
    Earl Maleth's Avatar
    Join Date
    22-03-14
    Location
    Malta
    Posts
    1,919

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    EV13 A7136 y18675G+
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H

    Country: Malta



    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    See:

    Reliquary may hold remains of St. Eric:

    http://archaeology.org/news/4265-160...den-saint-erik

    was between 35 and 40 years of age at the time of death, around A.D. 1160. He was well-nourished by a diet rich in freshwater fish, and powerfully built.
    All that Omega 3 and 6 would have made him to live to old age , but ended up being beheaded. How awful.

  4. #4
    Elite member
    Join Date
    21-01-14
    Posts
    533


    Country: UK - Wales



    @Angela

    In some ways it's nice to be King; in others, not. On balance, I'd rather be King, or the equivalent; at least you ate well. :)
    Yes I wonder about that.

    In my case i think i'd choose the path my actual ancestors took which was stay up a mountain on the far edge of nowhere for thousands of years until axe-based meritocracy died out.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    05-12-16
    Posts
    1


    Country: Sweden



    Has there been any update?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •