From the BBC… thanks for the suggestion, Rosemary.
The 3,000-year-old skeletons were in such good condition that
anthropologists at the University of Goettingen managed to extract a
sample of DNA. That was then matched to two men living nearby: Uwe
Lange, a surveyor, and Manfred Huchthausen, a teacher. The two men have
now become local celebrities.
“It’s odd, standing here in the same area where my ancestors
were buried. I felt really strange when I had the bones, the skull of
my great-great-great grandfather dating back 120 generations, in my
hands,” said Manfred.