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A remarkably well-preserved shrunken head has just been authenticated by DNA analysis, which provides strong evidence that anecdotal accounts of violent head-hunting in South America were true.   According to the scientists, he was probably a member of a group that fought the Jivaro-Shuar tribes of Ecuador. These tribes also lived in Peru during the post-Columbian period, and were thought to make ritual shrunken heads out of their enemies.  Although Kahila Bar-Gal said the DNA could not…

A remarkably well-preserved shrunken head has just been authenticated by DNA analysis, which provides strong evidence that anecdotal accounts of violent head-hunting in South America were true. According to the scientists, he was probably a member of a group that fought the Jivaro-Shuar tribes of Ecuador. These tribes also lived in Peru during the post-Columbian period, and were thought to make ritual shrunken heads out of their enemies. Although Kahila Bar-Gal said the DNA could not…

Large wooden house in dragestil (dragon style) Fredrikstad, Norway. Dragestil featured Norse motifs, such as serpents and dragons, hence its popular appellation.

Large wooden house in dragestil (dragon style) Fredrikstad, Norway. Dragestil featured Norse motifs, such as serpents and dragons, hence its popular appellation.

Troldhaugen. Just south of Bergen is Troldhaugen (Troll's Hill), the 19th-century summer villa of musician and composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), born in Bergen and buried at Troldhaugen with his wife.

Troldhaugen. Just south of Bergen is Troldhaugen (Troll's Hill), the 19th-century summer villa of musician and composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), born in Bergen and buried at Troldhaugen with his wife.

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