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The shields from Sørup Bog

One summer’s day in 1920 the newspaper editor H.P. Jensen had a visit from two workers. They brought with them at least two bronze shields they had found in the bog Sørup Mose on Falster during peat-digging. The biggest shield had been badly damaged by the peat spade. The find was reported to the National Museum, which conducted an excavation. The finders had described how the shields had been standing vertically in the bog with a small space between them. Archaeologists found the impressions of where the shields had stood, but no other antiquities were found.

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