The dead girl in the coffin


In Storhøj Burial Mound near Egtved west of Vejle, farmer Peter Platz found a well preserved Bronze Age coffin in 1921. When archaeologists from the National Museum of Denmark lifted its lid, they found a girl just as she was when she was buried in the summer of 1370 …

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Egtvedpigens kiste under udgravningen

År: 1927 PHOTO:Arkiv Kulturarvsstyrelsen

Illustration fra det nye skilt af Sune Elskær

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What does the string skirt mean?

What does the string skirt mean? Ever since the Egtved girl was found, people have been asking this…

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