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The church of Mårup was built around 1250 in Jutland, Denmark far inland from the North Sea but the eroding coastline has over the years brought the church closer to the water. In 2008 the church was therefore partially dismantled and now only a few graves and parts of the wall remain.

In the slide show below you see two pictures of graves and one picture of a big and rusty iron ring. That ring is a part of the original anchor that belonged to HMS Crescent, a British frigate, which sank on its way to Gothenburg. The ship was bringing supplies to the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Close to 65 survived but more than 200 sailors were buried at the church.

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