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Kvindernes bælteprydelser. Mens mandens status blev markeret af sværdet, blev en kvindes status markeret af store bælteprydelser, også kaldet bælteplader og bæltedåser. Både sværd og bælteprydelser vidner om bronzestøbningens høje niveau. Der var tale om forfinet kunsthåndværk. I ældre bronzealder var bælteprydelser og sværd ofte udsmykket med spiraler. I yngre bronzealder blev forskellige cirkel- og stjernemønstre moderne.  Hængekarrenes udvikling og bæremåde.

In the Danish Bronze Age men's status was shown in their swords and women's in their elaborate belt buckles or belt ornaments. On the front the buckle was a disc, on the back a tin, called a hanging bowl. Over time they grew in size, as shown.

Reconstruction of the bronze age hairstyle of the young lady from Skrydstrup in Denmark (1300 BC)

Reconstruction of the bronze age hairstyle of the young lady from Skrydstrup in Denmark BC)

Ancient Craft - Bronze Age living

Bronze Age clothes & homes presented by James Dilley

Kvinden fra Borum Eshøj

The woman from Borum Eshøj The skeletal remains of the buried woman tell us that she was between 50 and 60 years old when she died. The woman was relatively short and stocky; traces of muscles on her bones reveal that she did hard physical work.

Bronze Age Central European spiral-style armilla (arm band) from c. 1500 BCE. From the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Bronze Age Central European spiral-style armilla (arm band) from c. From the Cleveland Museum of Art. (looks like things have not changed much:)

Bronze Age. Kvinden fra Borum Eshøj.

Borum Eshøj - one of the largest grave mounds of the Bronze Age in Danish Jutland.

The Avanton Gold Cone is a late Bronze Age artefact, belonging to the group of Golden hats, only four of which are known so far. It was found in 1844 in a field near the village of Avanton, about 12 km north of Poitiers, France.

The Avanton Gold Cone is a late Bronze Age artefact, belonging to the group of Golden Hats, only four of which are known so far. It was found in 1844 in a field near the village of Avanton, about 12 km north of Poitiers, France.

A beautiful bronze shield from the Late Bronze Age.   This large bronze shield  was discovered during peat-digging in a small kettle bog at Svenstrup in Himmerland.

The large bronze shield from Svenstrup, Himmerland, Denmark, Late Bronze Age

Bronze Age beads in Denmark are traced to EGYPT: Ancient Nordic jewellery matches material used in Tutankhamun's death mask

Bronze Age beads in Denmark are EGYPTIAN

Blue beads unearthed in an ancient Ølby grave, south of Copenhagen, match material from Amarna in Egypt and Nippur in Mesopotamia, revealing trade routes years ago.

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