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Skåne's history – a bitter fight between Swedes and Danes, with a happy ending

Evidence of more than 7,000-year-old deciduous and evergreen forests was found on the bed of the Øresund sound during the construction of the Øresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark at the end of the 1990s. This constituted further proof that Skåne in southern Sweden and Själland in eastern Denmark were once a single area of land. 7,000 years ago, a heatwave swept over the whole globe, causing the inland ice that covered the entire Nordic region to start melting. The sea level rose and created the Øresund sound, a narrow stretch of water between the two northern European countries.

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