The Bronze Age

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Life and death in the Bronze Age

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Karsten Kjer Michaelsen
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Karsten Kjer Michaelsen

King rakes over the past

Lusehøj is a truly royal burial mound. It was excavated and investigated in 1861 at the request of…

Susanne Outzen
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Susanne Outzen

Mysterious marks on the grave stones

They could be symbols for fire, the sun, the moon, constellations, fertility or rebirth. They might…

Kristoffer Buck Pedersen
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Kristoffer Buck Pedersen

Elvish burial mound

According to legend, elves dance around the burial mound after nightfall. This happens in late…

Kjeld Borch Vesth
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Kjeld Borch Vesth

Female corpse and crucifix

Legend has it that a freshwater spring arose where a woman washed up on the shore. Nobody knew…

Flemming Kaul
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Flemming Kaul

Burial site for a millennium

The burial site was used for generations. For almost 1000 years, families returned to the hill to…

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Flemming Kaul

What was the Bronze Age landscape like?

The landscape at Thy is peppered with burial mounds. Thousands were built in the Bronze Age. Wooded…

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Flemming Kaul

Expensive bearskin burnt to a cinder

Both southern burial mounds contained urn graves. The funeral pyre has almost destroyed the grave…

Flemming Kaul
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Flemming Kaul

Men and women of power

Members of leading families were almost the only ones to be buried in large burial mounds.…

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Flemming Kaul

Vong the Warrior becomes meek as a lamb

Legend says that Vong the Warrior lies in his burial mound. He was once a mighty warrior. But when …

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Flemming Kaul

House sprites are party animals

According to legend, one burial mound near Redsted, south of the road, is heaving with house…

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