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Unexpected and Gruesome Battle of 1250 BC Involved 4,000 Men from Across Northern Europe
.ancient-origins.net/ ^ | 24 March, 2016 | Mark Miller

Posted on 03/25/2016 5:30:29 PM PDT by Rebelbase

A battlefield of 3,250 years ago in Germany is yielding remains of wounded warriors, wooden clubs, spear points, flint and bronze arrowheads and bronze knives and swords. The gruesome scene, frozen in time by peat, is unlike anything else from the Bronze Age in Northern Europe, where, researchers thought, large-scale warfare didn’t begin until later. Analysis of the remains of the 130 men, most between ages 20 and 30, found so far shows some may have been from hundreds of kilometers away—Poland, Holland, Scandinavia and Southern Europe.

The hand-to-hand combat of the battle, which may have involved thousands of people and may have taken place in just one day, was brutal, according to an article about archaeological research at the Tollense site in Science magazine. And it involved horses. Today, although the researchers believe they’ve unearthed just 2 to 3 percent of the battlefield, they have found the remains of the humans and of five horses.

But analysis of the remains of the 130 men, most between ages 20 and 30, found so far shows some may have been from hundreds of kilometers away—Poland, Holland, Scandinavia and Southern Europe.

The hand-to-hand combat of the battle, which may have involved thousands of people and may have taken place in just one day, was brutal, according to an article about archaeological research at the Tollense site in Science magazine. And it involved horses. Today, although the researchers believe they’ve unearthed just 2 to 3 percent of the battlefield, they have found the remains of the humans and of five horses.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bronzeage; demmin; detlefjantzen; germany; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; horseback; knights; lordoftherings; middleearth; peatbog; tollensevalley
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1 posted on 03/25/2016 5:30:29 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SunkenCiv

ping.


2 posted on 03/25/2016 5:31:11 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

A word to the wise:

This is what happens when the new kids in town try to make beer illegal.


3 posted on 03/25/2016 5:33:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I don't know what Claire Wolfe is thinking, but I know what I'm thinking.)
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To: Rebelbase

Thanx


4 posted on 03/25/2016 5:34:21 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Rebelbase

Participatory democracy at its finest.


5 posted on 03/25/2016 5:38:23 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Rebelbase

It involved horses and 150 casualties out of a few thousand people?

At first, I thought it might have been my ancestors having a family reunion, but there would have been more casualties.


6 posted on 03/25/2016 5:39:16 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

I wonder what the hell they were fighting over 3000 years ago?


7 posted on 03/25/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT by dp0622
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To: Rebelbase

You sure this isn’t from the 2016 Republican race?

;)


8 posted on 03/25/2016 5:43:40 PM PDT by dynachrome (We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.)
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To: Rebelbase

There weren’t big wars back then? Some researchers. Try cruising through the Vedas sometime. Gilgamesh. Lol! There have been big wars as long as there have been large populations.


9 posted on 03/25/2016 5:44:53 PM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand. If you are French raise both hands)
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To: Rebelbase

that’s a big battle, for peat’s sake


10 posted on 03/25/2016 5:45:51 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Rebelbase

I think I saw this on History Vikings episode last night


11 posted on 03/25/2016 5:47:31 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Rebelbase

Lots of wars in that era.

The Trojan war. Egyptians and Hittites and everyone else. Israelites and Philistines. etc.


12 posted on 03/25/2016 5:48:19 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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To: dp0622

Well, my guess is football.

“Vikings!”

“Raiders!”

“Vikings!”

“Raiders!”

“Niners!”

“Oh.....the French are here.”


13 posted on 03/25/2016 5:48:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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14 posted on 03/25/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Facing Trump nomination inevitability, folks are now openly trying to help Hillary destroy him.)
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To: dp0622

Beer, food and women?


15 posted on 03/25/2016 5:51:08 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ClearCase_guy

“A word to the wise:...This is what happens when the new kids in town try to make beer illegal.”

...or when the GOPe try to deny Trump the nomination, despite him winning enough delegates.


16 posted on 03/25/2016 5:51:59 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Cruz...is now a vote for Romney / Jeb / Linda / Ryan (at the convention))
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To: ClearCase_guy
Metrosexual men drink bottled water
17 posted on 03/25/2016 5:52:02 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Jus Soli + Jus Sanguinis = NBC)
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To: blueunicorn6

The battle stretched over a couple of kilometres, only a small portion of the battlefield has been excavated.


18 posted on 03/25/2016 5:53:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: dp0622

Punany, just like Ted and Heidi tonight. ;-) The BC battle was less brutal. Spilled the beans indeed. OUCH.


19 posted on 03/25/2016 5:55:08 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools. Go Trump!)
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To: Rebelbase

Sign me up. I can brew the beer and even cook the food. Bring the women. ;-)


20 posted on 03/25/2016 5:56:13 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools. Go Trump!)
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