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Because of future building plans a part of the Martinichurch graveyard had to be excavated. During this excavation the archaeologists found a wine barrel, with a skeleton in it. This is remarkable. But it gets even stranger. This person, a man of circa 30 years, was slain by an axe or ¬†sword. The unhealed head wound was clearly visible on his skull. (more…)

In 1905 a part of the mound Hogebeintum, Friesland, was excavated. They found an hollowed out oak tree with the skeleton of a woman inside, a so-called tree-trunk-coffin. Because trees are very sparse in this area, one assumes that this oak must have been imported from far away. (more…)

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