Archaeologists unearth the skeletal remains and artifacts that portray the massacre of Sandy borg.
An ancient crime scene, off the east coat of Sweden, dating back over 1,500 years, depicts the gruesome slaughter of Oland island’s inhabitants. Although, the details of the attack still remain murky, a child sized skeleton has been discovered and identified as a victim.
Oland is the second largest island owned by Sweden, located east of the mainland in the Baltic sea. The island is rich with culture and ancient heritage and is assumed to have been settled by primitive hunter-gatherers at around 8,000 B.C. Currently, 19 Iron Age ring forts have been found scattered across the body of the island.
The discovery of the child’s remains on the island, occurred during the excavation of the Sandy borg ring fort. The team had found the dilapidated and collapsed framework of an apparently small , thriving community; that was littered with cozy huts and pens to facilitate the needs of livestock.
But, what had first appeared to be a quaint and quiet Iron Age community, that once thrived with prosperous inhabitants, was revealed to have a macabre and sinister history.
After further investigation the team had discovered 10 bodies, with more speculated to be currently hidden. It was noted that two of the victims were found slain in the door way, exiting their hunt, possibly in an attempt to flee from the marauders.
The remains of the child, who was believed to be between the ages of 2 to 5, was found in the arms of an adult male between the ages of 50 to 60. Both of the victims were discovered face down in a central fire pit in one of the shelters. Until the discovery of the child in the mans arms, it was only believed that adults were killed in the mysterious Sandy borg massacre.
It is theorized, that the town was left derelict for 1,500 years, due to the massacre creating a taboo stigma on the location. The archaeological team noted that the homes were left untouched, with numerous relics, personal items and valuables that had remained stationary for a millennium and a half until the location was discovered in 2010.
The reason or cause for this brutal mass murder is still unknown.
Currently less than an estimated 3 percent of the Sandy borg dig site has been fully investigated, the research team is attempting to raise money to complete their investigation into the bizarre massacre of Sandy borg.