God with hartshorns

Kettle with strange engravings


The Gundestrup Kettle was found in May 1891. Peat diggers working in Fox Bog" at Gundestrup east of Aars suddenly turned up a valuable silver kettle decorated with strange images. It dates back to the Iron Age, about 100 years BC, and was sacrificed in the bog to …

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God with hartshorns

År: 2008 PHOTO:Flemming Kaul

Archaeologist Claus von Carnap-Bornheim
Dolphin-rider on the Gundestrup Cauldron
Warriors playing the wartrumpets, carnyx, on the Gundestrup Cauldron
God with hartshorns
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Lions on the Gundestrup Cauldron
Horseman on the Gundestrup Cauldron

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Southern spoils of war?

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