In Denmark archaeologists from the Museum Lolland-Falster live conducted an excavation in the town Redbone on the edge which has just previously been detected in a huge protective structure, created about 2,000 years ago.
As reported on the website of the Museum, scheduled earlier excavations in the usual format prevented the epidemic of coronavirus. So the event is held online – a few employees of the Museum excavations broadcast on the Internet and gave comments.
it is a large fortified building, which was discovered earlier on the island of Lolland. Archaeologists suggest that its age is about 2000 years. It was a real defensive line, which the lead author of the study, Berner MAG called “the minefield of the iron age”.
According to him, for two thousand years or so ago, two armies clashed in the South of Lolland. Probably, the invading force landed somewhere on the southern coast of the island. By the way, Lolland in that period of time was a major centre – there were very rich and influential city.
Excavations show that the defenders of this city did a great job. Today excavated a defensive line with a length of almost 800 metres. According to scientists, approximately the same number still remains under the ground.
a trench was dug, the width of which was about 15 meters. Inside of him was to set a trap for the enemy. The defenders of the city dug a lot of holes, in which points upwards cemented wooden posts.
the holes were simply dug long rows. According to estimates of archaeologists, just in the ditch was established to 20 thousand of these traps. In short, it was indeed a “minefield”, designed to slow the advance of the enemy.
the stakes Themselves had long since rotted away, but the pit with traces of them well preserved. Scientists believe that a defensive ditch was dug between the two marshes. That is, to escape his army of invaders could not. By the way, scientists believe that it came from Germany.