The Fröslunda shields

These bronze shields ( 16 of them ), made only for ceremonial use, were lowered down with plaited reed between them, in a bay of Kinneviken, about 3000 years ago. A gift to the Gods ? The name Fröslunda = Frö´s / Freja´s ( sacrificial ? ) grove. Were there some kind of a fertility cult there ?

During these 3000 years the ground has risen, become arable land, and in 1985 a farmer ploughed right through some of them....

They are very thin and very frail.

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