Historians found out what the Vikings stuffed pillows
Experts to identify species of birds at the individual feathers have studied the cushion from the tomb of a Viking. The results showed that the ancient inhabitants of Scandinavia were sleeping on the feathers of wild birds, including the owl.
About it reports a press-release on the website of the Norwegian University of science and technology.
Modern pillows are often stuffed with goose or duck feathers, provided that they do not use synthetic fillers. However, our ancestors always used the feathers of domestic birds. To accurately determine the species of birds on individual feathers difficult because there are not many people that can recognize birds only for feathers, especially if they have only survived in fragments.