Visiting Danish pre-history

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Large monuments to the eldest

The 1,500 burial mounds are not as uniform as archaeologists first thought. This became apparent…

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Religious rituals

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

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The sun temple

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

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Roadway on 600 hazel stakes

Although the road is ancient, it is not the first to have been built on this site. A more than…

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Overloaded sledge abandoned

The Viking Age road by Risby River was a complex structure. At the wettest point of the marshy…

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Immervad ran red

In wartime, Hærvejen was the road used by troops en route to or from Jutland. Through history, a…

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Wealthy Iron Age bridge-builder

On the north bank of the waters of Hulebækken, six sunken roads lead through Storkeskoven (Stork…

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On a roll from prehistory to the Middle Ages

Archaeologists have found objects that tell us a lot about the means of transport used on the…

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Resentment on the road

Life along Hærvejen was not always easy. In wartime, farms and villages were pillaged by the…

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Look out for enemy ships

I'm expecting a lot from my first meeting with the ring fortress. A glade opens before me.…

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