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RODBY, DENMARK - MAY 06, 2020: Markers in the excavation pit which have revealed a 1 km long and 15 meter wide Iron Age defence belt at the soon to come Fehmernbelt Tunnel construction site in the south-eastern Denmark at the Baltic Sea shoreline. The 2.000 years old defence line consist of some 5.000 holes, probably with hidden sharp oak spikes so an invading force coming from the sea, maybe from Northern Germany, would be injured by spikes penetrating their feet, or horses would plunge to the ground. The excavation pit is expected to be longer than the 1 KM covered by the project. There a

RODBY, DENMARK - MAY 06, 2020:  Markers in the excavation pit which have revealed a 1 km long and 15 meter wide Iron Age defence belt at the soon to come Fehmernbelt Tunnel  construction site in the south-eastern  Denmark at the Baltic Sea shoreline. The 2.000 years old defence line consist of some 5.000 holes, probably with hidden sharp oak spikes so an invading force coming from the sea, maybe from Northern Germany, would be injured by spikes penetrating their feet, or horses would plunge to the ground. The excavation pit is expected to be longer than the 1 KM covered by the project. There a Stock Photo
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OJPHOTOS / Alamy Stock Photo

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2BM7JW9

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57.1 MB (3.8 MB Compressed download)

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5472 x 3648 px | 46.3 x 30.9 cm | 18.2 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi

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6 May 2020

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Rødby, Denmark

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RODBY, DENMARK - MAY 06, 2020: Markers in the excavation pit which have revealed a 1 km long and 15 meter wide Iron Age defence belt at the soon to come Fehmernbelt Tunnel construction site in the south-eastern Denmark at the Baltic Sea shoreline. The 2.000 years old defence line consist of some 5.000 holes, probably with hidden sharp oak spikes so an invading force coming from the sea, maybe from Northern Germany, would be injured by spikes penetrating their feet, or horses would plunge to the ground. The excavation pit is expected to be longer than the 1 KM covered by the project. There are about 50 other similar defence systems finds in Denmark, but these are much smaller and not made by a local village headman, but somebody in command of a larger area. The excavation site will be closed down soon due to a Government decision to start up the Femern Tunnel construction by January 2021. Another nearby excavation project is planned to begin in 2021, which is expected to unveil an Iron Age village, which could have constructed the defence system. At the current excavation site a large concrete factory producing immersed tunnels together with a harbor for shipping the tunnel elements into the Baltic Sea, will be established. Some 3.000 people are expected to be employed at the tunnel project, which with it’s 18 kilometer will be the world largest underwater tunnel. The tunnel connects southern Denmark with Puttgarden in Northern Germany and is planned to be finalized in 2029.

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