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The DNA profile of Sven Estridsson

Are you related to the last Viking king?

Find out now with a DNA origin analysis from iGENEA!

The grave of King Sven and his supposed mother

One of the most fabled cases of false maternity has been solved by mitochondrial DNA analysis. Sven II Estridsen (1020-1074 AD), the last Viking king of Denmark and ancestor of all subsequent Danish kings, was buried in Roskilde Cathedral. Here lie the bodies of other Danish kings. According to legend, Sven's mother was buried in a pillar opposite the chapel. Analysis of mitochondrial DNA proves that this person was not Sven's mother.
Sven Estridsson belonged to haplogroup H in the maternal line.


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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

Order test kit:

by telephone, e-mail or on the website

Get test kit:

delivery takes a few days

Take samples:

at home, simple and painless

Send in samples:

with the enclosed envelope


online after approx. 6 - 8 weeks

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