Stone Age farmers

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A country is born

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Svend Illum Hansen
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Svend Illum Hansen

Saved by a voice from the underworld

In the summer of 1984, I was working to restore Sprove Barrow. Although one of the boulders at the …

Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen

Cherries for the King

King Frederik VI visited Viborg in 1824 and inspected the cluster of burial mounds near Bruunshaab …

Pernille Foss
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Pernille Foss

Religious rituals

Although palisades and ditches tend to be associated with fortifications, there is no indication…

Pernille Foss
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Pernille Foss

The sun temple

The circles of timber posts – the woodhenges – on Rispebjerg were used in ritual acts. Their…

Ole Grøn
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Ole Grøn

The world's oldest root-canal work

When the Hulbjerg passage grave was excavated, archaeologists found the remains of 40 individuals…

Torben Dehn
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Torben Dehn

5,000-year-old construction flaw

Working onMegalithic graves inspires colossal respect for the Stone Age 'engineers'. My…

Torben Dehn
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Torben Dehn

A mystery to me

In preparing for a lecture in Holbæk on the region's passage graves, I used the copier to…

Torben Dehn
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Torben Dehn

Divine alliance

" Duality is a common feature of barrows and passage graves; hence the term 'twin' or…

Torben Dehn
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Torben Dehn

Stone Age mortar

" While the multi-ton megaliths are the most striking features of the passage graves, they are …

Torben Dehn
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Torben Dehn

Young teacher saves burial monuments

There is not much land that has not been brought under cultivation since the last cremations of the…

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