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Found human skeletons in a camp on Fehmarn

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05.12.2018, Schleswig-Holstein, Fehmarn: Drei Schädel liegen auf dem Campingplatz Flüggerteich im Erdreich. Nach dem rätselhaften Fund menschlicher Knochen auf einem Campingplatz auf der Ostseeinsel Fehmarn haben Archäologen dort Überreste von zwei weiteren Toten gefunden. Insgesamt seien bislang sieben Leichen entdeckt worden. Arbeiter waren vor mehr als einer Woche bei Tiefbauarbeiten auf einem Campingplatz in Flügge im Westen der Ostseeinsel auf die Knochen von fünf Menschen gestoßen. Foto: Rainer Jensen/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The next spectacular find on the German Baltic Sea: Ten days after workers had discovered human skeletons on the holiday island Fehmarn, remains of other dead have now emerged. In total, seven bodies have been found so far, said Ingo Clausen of the Archaeological State Office.

He assumed that more would be found. Workers had encountered the bones of five people at a campsite in Flügge, west of the island, more than a week ago. A coroner had found that the bones were older than a hundred years and thus a case for the archaeologists.

Clausen also suggests that the dead were adults, gender and cause of death are still unclear. Forensic investigations should now bring clarity.

According to Clausen, the dead could be the victims of the Battle of Fehmarn in 1715. The battle killed more than 400 people.