Furthermore, due to industrial turf-production during and after World War II, large parts of the bog has turned into lakes.
Borremose is known for and identified with a former fortified settlement dating from the Pre-Roman Iron Age (400-100 BC) (Martens 1994)(Martens 2004) (Martens 2007) (Martens 2010) .
The site was rediscovered in 1929 when the bog was being turned into arabale land.
The fortified settlement of Borremose comprised a 140 x 90 m gravel bank surrounded by a moat with earth mounds on the inner side and connected to dry land by a 150 metres artificial cobbled road.
The prehistoric exhibition, The Cimbri-Himmerland-Europe especially deals with, the exceptional Iron age finds.There are a number of Stone Age and Bronze Age barrows near the bog. The famous silver "Gundestrup cauldron" was found in the minor bog of Rævemosen less than 1 km to the north of Borremose in 1891. Partnervermittlung in dresden A bronze kettle made by Etruscans around 300 BC, has also been unearthed in the nearby bog of Mosbæk in 1875.In the town stretching round the museum you will find sculptures, and works of art made by artists such as Ortwed, Kronhammer, Gernes, Winther, Kirkeby and others.The large museum building - in itself is a work of art built in red brick in the shape of hammer of Thor - and is designed by the world famous artist Per Kirkeby.
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Some of the finds from Borremose is on exhibit at Museumcentre Aars in the town of Aars, either as copies or originals.The museum centre presents many other interesting finds from western Himmerland, like Scandinavias oldest known human skull, 10,000 years old from the Maglemosian culture.Since Borremose is so inaccessible, it is estimated to hold many interesting finds for the future.The land around Borremose has revealed several individual settlements from the Nordic Iron Age and a few kilometres south east of the boglands, the village of Østerbølle with 9 longhouses and a number of small houses, has recently been restored.For a long time, the Borremose-fortification was the only known Iron Age fortified settlement in Scandinavia, until a similar construction was discovered at Lyngsmose near Ringkøbing in western Jutland in 1999.