Almost one million Britons alive today are of Viking descent, despite the Norse warriors’ British rule ending more than 900 years ago. A study compared Y chromosome markers to estimated Viking DNA patterns. The Viking DNA patterns are rarely found outside Scandinavia. Men from the far north of Scotland were most likely to provide a direct match with almost a third (29.2%) of the men from the Shetland Islands testing positive for Viking blood.
aust & amelung: a bench The undisguised construction of this upholstered bench reveals its aesthetic elements. The seat and the backrest of the bench are grooved, so that the cushions can be plugged into the construction with the help of a steel pin that is connected to the cushion. The thick, square seat cushions allow themselves to be arranged modularly, each change in their position always offers a new look for the bench.