Alken Bog site of human sacrifice?

Post-Roman Germania was a dangerous place, both for intenders invaders and those who found themselves on the bad side of the warlord. This was the conclusion of a team of Danish archaeologists investigating a bog in present day Denmark where the team discovered the remains of 40 men "hacked to bits and thrown into the shallows of Lake Mosso."

The 40 young men of the Alken Bog, believed to be only part of as many as 200 bodies buried in the peat, were Germans, "buried with typically German iron axes, spears and wooden clubs." Experts think that the bog may have religious significance, since civilian artifacts were discovered near the site, and may have been used for sacrifices.