Vikings are often thought of as ‘pure-bred’, blonde-haired, and blue-eyed warriors who changed the course of European history.

Now a team of international scientists has debunked this modern-day myth of the Vikings by examining their genetic ancestry. The largest-ever DNA sequencing of Viking remains reveals their surprising ethnic diversity.

Hear Danish DNA specialist Eske Willerslev explain why the Vikings were not as pale as we tend to imagine.

Vikings weren’t an ethnic group but a cultural identity.

Also read “Open arms”.