Bronze age

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This board regards items found from the Bronze age. Primarily items found in Denmark

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The Egtved Girl's beer is now available for purchase! Lime pollen from the Egtved Girl's beer.

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Find out about Danish prehistory. Read about famous finds such as the Egtved Girl, the Sun Chariot, the Gundestrup Cauldron and the woman from Huldremose. Also learn about the Danish Middle Ages, the Renaissance period and the period of German occupation.

The Egtved Girl's beer, made from a year old recipe. In her coffin, a bark… Prehistoric Period, Viking Food, Denmark Food, Beer Girl, Old Recipes, Recipies, Danish Food, Prehistory, Beer Brewing
Prehistoric PeriodViking FoodBeer GirlRecipiesBeer Brewing

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Find out about Danish prehistory. Read about famous finds such as the Egtved Girl, the Sun Chariot, the Gundestrup Cauldron and the woman from Huldremose. Also learn about the Danish Middle Ages, the Renaissance period and the period of German occupation.

From Egtved, Denmark (c. BCE) bronze bracelets, wool belt w. disc decorated w. Flowering yarrow (summer burial) & a bucket of beer atop. Cord skirt outfit common in N. Europe in Bronze Age.

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The Egtved Girl is one of the best known figures from Danish prehistory. She was buried in an oak coffin one summer day in BCE. The Bronze Age.

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Find out about Danish prehistory. Read about famous finds such as the Egtved Girl, the Sun Chariot, the Gundestrup Cauldron and the woman from Huldremose. Also learn about the Danish Middle Ages, the Renaissance period and the period of German occupation.

The Rørby swords – curved swords from the Bronze Age

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Find out about Danish prehistory. Read about famous finds such as the Egtved Girl, the Sun Chariot, the Gundestrup Cauldron and the woman from Huldremose. Also learn about the Danish Middle Ages, the Renaissance period and the period of German occupation.

sun-holder is made of bronze and amber. It comes from Denmark but unfortunately it's find place is unknown. When held up against the light, a sun cross appears in the middle of the amber disc. The sun was an important element in Bronze Age religion.

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Hanging vessel of bronze with star motif. This is an example of an item which marked the social standing of women.

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Belt plate from Langstrup. In the National Museum of Denmark. Vikings, Prehistoric Period, European Costumes, Old Norse, Early Middle Ages, Bronze Ring, Iron Age, Ancient Jewelry, Star Patterns

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An Urn lid from Maltegardens Mark in eastern Zealand, Denmark displays the incised figures of a man and woman. They are encircled by something that resembles a hair plait. This may be a fertility symbol. Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, Denmark History, Prehistoric Period, Fertility Symbols, Fresco, Vikings, Pottery Marks, Iron Age
Prehistoric PeriodPottery Marks

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Jewelry from Lundsbakke in Værlæse, north of Copenhagen. The jewelry was found in the grave of a man dating to the early Bronze Age. Prehistoric Period, Bronze Jewelry, Amber Beads, Ancient Jewelry, Bronze Age, National Museum, Archaeology, Denmark, Celtic
Prehistoric PeriodBronze JewelryAmber BeadsDenmark

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A birch bark cup in the tomb of "Egtved-Pigen". Contained a kind of honey-sweetened beer. Egtved-Pigen lived in Jutland in the Bronze age and was buried in 1370 BCE. Prehistoric Period, Renaissance Time, Beer History, Celtic, Beer Girl, Norse Vikings, Birch Bark, Iron Age, Prehistory

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Find out about Danish prehistory. Read about famous finds such as the Egtved Girl, the Sun Chariot, the Gundestrup Cauldron and the woman from Huldremose. Also learn about the Danish Middle Ages, the Renaissance period and the period of German occupation.

Bronze Age Armor - Imported swords from Åmosen and Stensgård. Many objects found in Denmark testify to long-distance trade networks. The swords from Stensgård and Torupgårde were made in Hungary or Romania. Vikings, Swords And Daggers, Knives And Swords, Prehistoric Period, Hallstatt, Ancient Armor, Medieval Weapons, Iron Age, Fantasy Weapons
Prehistoric PeriodHallstattFantasy Weapons

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Not all drinking bowls were imported. In Denmark people made bowls from wood with attractive patterns of hammered-in tin tacks. This was found in the mound Store Kongehøj at Kongeåen. Vikings Live, Norse Vikings, Denmark People, Prehistoric Period, Viking Culture, Old Norse, Historical Artifacts, Anglo Saxon, Prehistory
Vikings LiveDenmark PeoplePrehistoric PeriodOld Norse

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The women buried in ancient Denmark were interred with jewelry, such as this blue glass necklace.

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As a New Year's present to myself, I post some of my favorite objects. These are all from the European Bronze Age, 2200 to 800 BC, an age ju. Prehistoric Period, Alexandre Le Grand, Ancient Vikings, Early Middle Ages, Viking Age, Ancient Jewelry, Bronze Age, National Museum, Ancient Art
Prehistoric PeriodAlexandre Le GrandAncient VikingsEarly Middle Ages

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Helmet from Brøns Mose at Viksø (Veksø) on Zealand, Denmark. Another almost identical helmet found with it. Unclear where it was made. Horned helmets are seen on numerous rock carvings as well - especially in Sweden.

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