History of Alken Enge
Over the years, human skeletal remains have been unearthed on several occasions at the Alken Enge location where the Illerup River runs out into Lake Mossø by Vædebro. The discovery of human skeletal remains at Vædebro has occurred on two separate occasions. Museum Skanderborg has a large collection of human bones from 1944-45 discovered in connection with the digging of ditches. In 1956, the canal by Vædebro was relocated and a larger amount of bones was discovered. Through word-of-mouth, we know human bones often appear in different parts of Alken Wetlands. One of the stranger pieces of information concerns the discovery of 50-70 craniums in the corner of one of the larger peat-pits.