In fact, the find is so massive that the archaeologists aren't counting on being able to excavate all of it.
Researchers believe that the warriors lost a battle to an opposing tribe.
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They were then sacrificed and thrown into a lake that has since dried into a bog, preserving the remains.
Detailed analyses of the slaughtered warriors will try to answer questions about who they were, where they came from and why they were sacrificed.
Photos: A fractured skull lies among the remains of hundreds of warriors in a Danish bog. Credit: Ejvind Hertz, Skanderborg Museum;
- A very well-preserved iron axe with shaft. Photo: Rikke Larsson Photo/Media Depatment Moesgaard Museum;
– A skull with a mortal wound caused by a spear or an arrow. Credit: Ejvind Hertz, Skanderborg Museum.