Five Huge axes of the Bronze Age have been found
Five Huge axes of the Bronze Age have been found in a field in Boest wax Norre Snede, on the Jutland peninsula, as reported by the museum to the press.
The axes are really big and have twice the size that they are usually found, explains Constanze Rassmann, restorer of the museum.
"To date have been found throughout northern Europe just five axes as the five that we have found. It's fantastic, "
Declared enthusiastically Rassmann.
The axes have been dated at 1600 B.C., so they are the oldest of the Bronze Age found in Denmark. The five bronze axes measuring 30 centimeters and contain approximately one kilo of pure metal, which indicates how incredibly rich that was the place of Boest in the Bronze Age, which had already pointed recent findings.
Archaeologists wonder if axes would be buried as part of a ritual purpose.
"The axes are very nice, were carefully placed close to each other and it is as if they had been buried in some sort of sacrifice to the gods,"
The intent of the ritual has been emphasized by a new discovery at the site of the excavations, where they have found traces of four rows of posts that extended for more than 100 meters.
"In this period, about 1600 BC, we only know of five other axes that have been found scattered throughout Germany, Denmark and Sweden, but the finding five more axes in one place is a novelty in the archaeological world," said Rassmann in Skanderborg newspaper.
The axes are being restored in the Midtjyalland Museum and will then be taken to the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.