The pressure was on. Archaeologists were digging near a tiny harbor on Denmark’s Lolland Island with only limited time before construction work would destroy the site forever. But that’s when they made an incredible discovery. Buried upright in the clay was a trove of ancient artifacts, including one exceptionally rare Stone Age axe.
The discovery was made by researchers from the Museum Lolland-Falster in November 2014. They had been excavating the area ahead of the construction of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link – a multi-billion-Euro underwater tunnel that will join up the Danish island of Lolland with the German isle of Fehmarn.