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Bone trove in Denmark tells story of 'Barbarian' battle
The Local ^ | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | AFP

Posted on 06/02/2018 8:38:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Thousands of bones from boys and men likely killed in a ferocious battle 2,000 years ago have been unearthed from a bog in Denmark, researchers said Monday. Without local written records to explain, or a battlefield to scour for evidence, experts are nevertheless piecing together a story... Four pelvic bones strung on a stick were among the remains of at least 82 people found during archaeological excavations at Alken Enge in Jutland... The more than 2,300 human bones were contained in peat and lake sediments over 185 acres (75 hectares) of wetland meadows. Radiocarbon-dating put them between 2 BC and 54 AD. In this era, ...around 7 AD, the Romans suffered a massive loss in which tens of thousands of warriors [sic] were killed... "What they do in the succeeding decades is have these military raids in Germania, basically to punish the barbarians for this huge defeat," said Løvschal. "What we actually think we are seeing here could be the remains of one of those punitive campaigns." ... Archaeologists could also see another telling change in the landscape after the battle.,, [from] a pastoral area... into a densely forested landscape for the next 800 years, said Løvschal... "There was a large-scale trauma to the community."

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.dk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: denmark; godsgravesglyphs; jutland; romanbaltic; romanempire; romangermany; rome
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Excavations at Alken Enge in 2012. File photo: Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix

Excavations at Alken Enge in 2012. File photo: Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix

1 posted on 06/02/2018 8:38:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Amazing find.


2 posted on 06/02/2018 8:41:12 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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Report: Ancient Roman graveyard found in suburban Copenhagen
IHT | October 10, 2007 | Associated Press / Roskilde Dagblad
Posted on 10/11/2007 2:55:59 PM by SunkenCiv
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Archaeologist: We have evidence of the presence of Roman legionaries in Poland
Science in Poland | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Szymon Zdziebiowski / ekr/ kap/ tr. RL
Posted on 5/28/2018 2:41:56 PM by SunkenCiv
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Expanded view, zoomed out a bit, showing the location of the current find;

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mossø/@55.8576345,9.0205418,8.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x464c70e2de712ab1:0xdefc012970b89342!8m2!3d56.0367806!4d9.7806221?hl=en-US


3 posted on 06/02/2018 8:45:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Inyo-Mono

It is. Bog bodies have been encountered from time to time over the past couple of 100 years, but a big bog burial is rare, if not unique.


4 posted on 06/02/2018 8:48:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

An area depopulated by the sword then simply left fallow? or too much for any surviving locals to be able to clean up after?


5 posted on 06/02/2018 8:56:47 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy

I would think remaining locals would not trust remaining, because another raid could occur.


6 posted on 06/02/2018 9:00:51 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Europe is drenched in blood. Every square inch was fought for, perhaps numerous times. They have now tired of it and so are gifting it to the muslim hoards because they have forgotten their roots.


7 posted on 06/02/2018 9:01:38 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Grimmy

(spooky music)


8 posted on 06/02/2018 9:05:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
Four pelvic bones strung on a stick

Not 'barbarian"

Just plain barbarian.

9 posted on 06/02/2018 9:42:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SunkenCiv

not saying it’s haunted but...

It’s got ghosts!


10 posted on 06/02/2018 9:44:48 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: SunkenCiv

82 people

Hatfields and McCoys.


11 posted on 06/02/2018 10:24:25 PM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: SpaceBar

Tis the nature of man.

Most forget that the Native Americans and the African Blacks were the same. More advanced societies just meant bigger wars.


12 posted on 06/02/2018 10:26:58 PM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Four pelvic bones strung on a stick”

I didn’t know the Irish invaded there!


13 posted on 06/02/2018 10:52:21 PM PDT by Az Joe (Gloria in excelsis Deo)
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To: Grimmy; ConservativeMind; SpaceBar; tired&retired
An area depopulated by the sword then simply left fallow? or too much for any surviving locals to be able to clean up after?
Two things -- these are the remains found so far, and two, the rest of the population was probably carted off into slavery, not necessarily all that far. Ordinarily there would be fill-behind from neighboring areas, which is what happened a bit later. Looks like Copenhagen was a Roman territory, and used to control seagoing traffic and trade between the Baltic and the North Sea.

14 posted on 06/02/2018 11:06:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Az Joe; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
:^)

15 posted on 06/02/2018 11:07:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

Perhaps re/final burial ??

In our own American Civil War they were still finding bodies (little more than skeletons) laying where they died a decade after the battles and the war was over.


16 posted on 06/03/2018 3:44:28 AM PDT by elbook
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To: headsonpikes

“...Four pelvic bones strung on a stick...”

Not quite heads on pikes, but close.


17 posted on 06/03/2018 5:03:51 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fascinating find.


18 posted on 06/03/2018 5:37:31 AM PDT by Ciexyz (I have one issue and it's my economic well-being.)
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To: Az Joe; DuncanWaring

Patrick Fitzwilliam and William Fitzpatrick, and they’ve heard the joke so... ;^)


19 posted on 06/03/2018 5:38:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Four pelvic bones strung on a stick..."

Multiple impalements?

20 posted on 06/03/2018 10:41:54 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias; "0bama": Allah's stooge; "Moderate Muslims": Allah's useful idiots.)
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