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Thursday, 7 July 2011

News Clippings: Fang-tastic! Viking remains reveal warriors filed their teeth to appear more ferocious to enemies.

An axe-swinging 'rape and pillage' fighter found in a Viking burial pit had filed his teeth to look more ferocious in battle. The pain without anaesthetic would have been excruciating - but it would have proved his status as a great warrior, archaeologists said. The warrior, found in Weymouth, Dorset, had grooves filed into his two front teeth.


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