Clues to an Iron Age massacre lie in what the assailants left behind

No defensive wounds, valuables untouched, livestock left to starve point to a power struggle

Sandby borg

SUDDEN DEATH  Excavations at Sandby borg, an ancient ringfort on an island off Sweden’s southeastern coast, have uncovered evidence of a possible surprise attack and massacre of the site’s inhabitants around 1,500 years ago.

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