Odd tale of headless Norse men: Slave...

Odd tale of headless Norse men: Slaves buried with the rich

There are 2 comments on the USA Today story from Sep 19, 2013, titled Odd tale of headless Norse men: Slaves buried with the rich. In it, USA Today reports that:

About 1,000 to 1,200 years ago, a Viking man still in his 20s was laid to rest on a craggy island in the Norwegian Sea.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Sep 19, 2013
Whitewash. Propaganda persists instead of a scholarly discussion of slavery.
Bjarni Olafson

Old Lyme, CT

#2 Sep 19, 2013
What the??!!, Is there something wrong about being buried with your slaves? Who doesn't do that? What sort of impious beatnik crackpot ever, and I mean ever, thought about that? Would it be better if they had their heads? C'mon ... what would a slave do in the realm of Odin with his head? Think? I rest my case. Except the part about a scholarly discussion of slavery. Is this creep a total douchebag? What sort of scholarly discussion about slavery can we possibly have that hasn't been had? And if he means a discussion of slavery practiced by the warlike Norseman, let him be precise and say so or, as a Norseman myself, I will be obligated to slice 'n' dice him for his violation of clarity. Who lets clowns like this onto Topix?

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