37 Fascinating Facts That You Probably Did Not Know About the Vikings

2. They had notched teeth.


Source: Imgur

24 male Viking skulls were excavated that revealed noticeable notches on the front teeth’s face. Aside from the delicate line work, they were also filed evenly. Anthropologists can’t seem to figure out the real reason behind the jagged teeth of the Vikings. One assumption is that it may have represented an achievement. Another conjecture is that it may have been used as ornamentation. According to National Geographic, the Vikings may have adopted this practice from West Africans, who filed their teeth. However, they filed their teeth into points, not evenly.

This may come as a surprise: Viking women had rights and were treated fairly. Ironically, Vikings participated in the slave trade, selling women and children. Click on “next” to find out.

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