When researchers in Odense, Denmark came upon an 11th century sarcophagus, they knew they had to open it.
According to Liveleak, archaeologists first came to the church of St. Alban’s Priory because it’s where King Canute IV of Denmark was assassinated by rebels in 1086. The king was later canonized a saint, and the researchers were hoping to find out more about what the church was like at the time of King Canute IV.
Instead, they found this grave from around that time period. On September 16, they finally opened it for the first time in 1,000 years, and what they found is awesome!