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The Wagons from Dejbjerg

From this period come the Wagons from Dejbjerg, which were sacrificed in a west Jutland bog just before the Birth of Christ. They were dismantled and laid in a peat bog, fenced in with branches and wattles. The Wagons from Dejbjerg were probably the ceremonial carriages of a magnate. The iron in the carriage bodies was forged from continental mountain ore, and the carriages were probably made in central Europe by Celtic artisans. However, the wheels were repaired in Denmark; one of the rim hoops was forged from Danish bog iron ore.

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