The remains of several hundred ancient warriors have been found in a bog in the Alken Enge wetlands.
At least 200 warriors dating back 2,000 years are thought to have perished at the site, it is believed that the men were sacrificed as the survivors on the losing side of a battle between two tribes. Among the remains were shields and weapons such as axes, spears and clubs.
"It's clear that this must have been a quite far-reaching and dramatic event that must have had profound effect on the society of the time," said professor Mads Kähler Holst. "We've done small test digs at different places in a 40-hectare (100-acre) wetlands area, and new finds keep emerging."
"The remains of hundreds of warriors have resurfaced from a Danish bog, suggesting that a violent event took place at the site about 2,000 years ago."
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