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Svend Illum Hansen
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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 …

Xenia Pauli Jensen
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Xenia Pauli Jensen

The face of a god

Tollund Man and at least two others were hanged and laid in a peat grave beside the plank road that…

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Xenia Pauli Jensen

The eagles are coming!

Shortly after the year 200, a large number of bows and arrows were sacrificed at Illerup. The…

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Xenia Pauli Jensen

Officer's belt: Something borrowed, something blue

One of the most impressive finds made at the bog was an officer's belt from about 300 A.D.…

Xenia Pauli Jensen
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Xenia Pauli Jensen

Plane sailing

In the 3rd century, more than 3,000 objects were sacrificed in Vimose, including a plane for making…

Xenia Pauli Jensen
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Xenia Pauli Jensen

Boat booty

The most famous find at Nydam Bog is the 20-metre-long Nydam Boat made of oak and weighing three…

Xenia Pauli Jensen
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Xenia Pauli Jensen

Built for hard weather

The Hjortspring boat was built of planks of lime tree. It weighed over 530 kg and could carry 24…

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

A labour of love

The inscription on the cross says: When Valdemar Sejr ruled the Kingdom of Denmark, Eskild Snubbe…

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Vivian Etting

Holy springs and sprightly pilgrims

Pilgrimages were common in the Middle Ages, and the spring in Haraldsted was far from the only holy…

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Vivian Etting

Marshal Stig plunders the King's castle

A story from the Middle Ages explains that the outlawed Marshal Stig Andersen ravaged the…

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