Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Archaeologists find skeleton of eleventh century child
Archaeologists have found the skeleton of a child aged two to four during excavations at Täby kyrkby to the north of Stockholm. The remains found inside a wooden coffin are thought to date back to the eleventh century.

As children's graves from this period are so rare, the archaeologists were enthusiastic about the discovery.

"This is a unique find. We know that children are always the first to perish during bad times so it's a bit strange that we haven't found more," archaeologist MatsVänehem told Dagens Nyheter.