Visiting Danish pre-history

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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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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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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.…

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Plane sailing

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

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Boat booty

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

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Built for hard weather

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

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Chariot for the goddess

The Roman writer Tacitus wrote about the North Germanic people in about 100 A.D.: On an island out …

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Søren H. Andersen

A trash heap of historic significance

During the mid-19th century, one of the hot topics of discussion among archaeologists was whether…

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Søren H. Andersen

A bog man's deathbed

Excavations of the Klosterlund Settlement have revealed only finds of flint. The Star Carr…

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Peter Pentz

Second-rate Queen

King Frederik IV met Anne Sophie Reventlow at a masquerade ball. He was so smitten that he later…

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