Aerin never misses a chance to remind me I'm a nerd. I admit, the evidence is relatively strong. I have an engineering degree and know how to use the vi editor. My preferred mode of humor is the pun. And I played Dungeons & Dragons as a kid. OK, and in college. Yeah, even after I got out of college, had a job, and was married. But by then it was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
Anyway, my love of D & D fueled also my love of Anglo Saxon history. I think I own more books about the time of Alfred the Great than any other topic except perhaps writing. So imagine my excitement to read this article about a new archaeological discovery of a mass Viking grave. How cool!
You don't need to read the article. You can just get the summary from the sidebar, which I've copied verbatim over there, below on the right.
What I really want to know is, why were they executed near the Olympic sailing venue? Why not near, say, the Olympic velodrome? Or the Olympic fencing venue? Science may never reveal the answer to this mystery.