Skeleton hijacked by Nazis baffles archaeologists
The story of a 10th century skeleton that was originally found buried in Prague Castle, continues to baffle experts as to why it was placed there.
The skeleton was originally dug up in the 1920s and, later taken by the Nazis during the occupation of Czechoslovakia by German forces.
The Nazi propaganda machine used the find to propagate the aryan myth of white, nordic superiority over slavic peoples. The Nazi's forced an expert to falsify that the remains were viking.
Archeologists, however, have poured cold water on the origins of the dead man. The remains were found with a sword and shield of viking origin, but it's thought the man buried in the castle, was originally from the Baltic and not of nordic ancestry.
Nonetheless, why the warrior was buried in Prague Castle, continues to remain a mystery.