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Razor with horse head handle from the Early Bronze Age found in Kastrup Hørby Zealand. Photo: National Museum. Ragekniv med hestehovedgreb fra ældre bronzealder fundet i Kastrup ved Hørby på Sjælland. Foto: Nationalmuseet.

Razor with horse head handle from the Early Bronze Age found in Kastrup Hørby Zealand. Photo: National Museum. Ragekniv med hestehovedgreb fra ældre bronzealder fundet i Kastrup ved Hørby på Sjælland. Foto: Nationalmuseet.

Hoppende rituelle danse?  På svenske helleristninger ser vi skjoldene i brug i religiøse handlinger. Selv om skjolde almindeligvis betragtes som en del af våbenudstyret, er der ikke tvivl om, at helleristningerne viser, at skjolde anvendes i rituel sammenhæng. På helleristningsskibet fra Hede ser vi eksempelvis to mænd, der holder et skjold, og næsten danser med det. Ved siden af skjoldbærerne ses akrobatiske dansere. Måske blev skjoldene brugt som symboler på solen?  Eksperimenter med…

Hoppende rituelle danse? På svenske helleristninger ser vi skjoldene i brug i religiøse handlinger. Selv om skjolde almindeligvis betragtes som en del af våbenudstyret, er der ikke tvivl om, at helleristningerne viser, at skjolde anvendes i rituel sammenhæng. På helleristningsskibet fra Hede ser vi eksempelvis to mænd, der holder et skjold, og næsten danser med det. Ved siden af skjoldbærerne ses akrobatiske dansere. Måske blev skjoldene brugt som symboler på solen? Eksperimenter med…

Rock engravings in Scandinavia, dated to the Bronze Age any time between 1500 and 400 BCE show the same correspondence between ships and suns.  Here are some examples, reproduced in ‘The Chariot of the Sun and other Rites and Symbols of the Northern Bronze Age' by Peter Gelling and Hilda Ellis Davidson, showing ships embellished with sun discs and spirals.

Rock engravings in Scandinavia, dated to the Bronze Age any time between

The Norse Vikings groomed their hair on a regular basis. This is a large bone comb, with a carving of a mythical animal dated (800-900) AD.

The Vikings, large bone comb, circa AD, mythological creature Norse UNC

String Skirt 2 - The metal bits

The upper edge of a corded skirt decorated with bronze tube.

Egtvedpigen. One summer day in 1370 BC she was buried in an oak coffin. On the body she wore a short shirt and a knee-length skirt made ​​of cords. On the abdomen she had a bronze belt plate decorated with spirals. She also had a comb of horn with him. It was attached to her belt. About each arm was a ring of bronze, and a slender ring sat on her ear. On her face was a little box of bark with a bronzesyl and the remains of a hairnet.

The Egtved Girl, one of the best-known figures from Danish prehistory bronze age, was buried in an oak coffin in 1370 B. The picture shows a woman's grave from Egtved.

The hoard of six gold bowls from  Borgbjerg.

The hoard from Borgbjerg Banke - National Museum of Denmark

The Rørby swords - Curved swords from Bronze Age Denmark - In 1957, when Thorvald Jensen was digging up potatoes around the same place, he uncovered yet another curved sword. The second curved sword was ornamented like the first, but it was also decorated with a picture of a ship. This is the oldest example of a ship image from Denmark.

The Rørby swords - Nationalmuseet from the beginning of the Bronze Age (ca 1600 BCE) One has the oldest example of a ship image from Denmark.

Bronzealderens sko og fodlapper:  Fodlapper. Fodlapper findes i de fleste egekistegrave. De består af mindre, uregelmæssige tekstilstykker, som blev foldet sammen og placeret ovenpå den afdødes fødder. De er ikke forarbejdet på nogen måde, og de lader til at have en mere symbolsk end praktisk rolle. I gravene fra Skrydstrup og Jels i Sydjylland er fodlapperne fundet sammen med egentlig fodtøj. Det kunne tyde på, at fodlapperne har været anvendt som foer i skoene.  Også Egtvedpigen, som blev…

Bronzealderens sko og fodlapper: Fodlapper. Fodlapper findes i de fleste egekistegrave. De består af mindre, uregelmæssige tekstilstykker, som blev foldet sammen og placeret ovenpå den afdødes fødder. De er ikke forarbejdet på nogen måde, og de lader til at have en mere symbolsk end praktisk rolle. I gravene fra Skrydstrup og Jels i Sydjylland er fodlapperne fundet sammen med egentlig fodtøj. Det kunne tyde på, at fodlapperne har været anvendt som foer i skoene. Også Egtvedpigen, som blev…

The god of Broddenbjerg Denmark has got a god statue from the Bronze Age. It is of oak. The Bronze Age in Denmark covering the period 1700 - 500 BC At the transition from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age were created new connections to the north and south. From remote corners of Europe came the new metal, bronze, which replaced the stone and flint. Weapons, tools and jewelry were now made ​​of bronze and gold - metals you may obtain from the European connections

The god of Broddenbjerg Denmark has got a god statue from the Bronze Age. It is of oak. The Bronze Age in Denmark covering the period 1700 - 500 BC At the transition from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age were created new connections to the north and south. From remote corners of Europe came the new metal, bronze, which replaced the stone and flint. Weapons, tools and jewelry were now made ​​of bronze and gold - metals you may obtain from the European connections

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum by The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, via Flickr

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum Key Bronze The key shaft with openwork decoration in the centre depicts a stag.

Prehistoric. Art. Bronze Age. Belt ornaments. From a bog at Fjellerup, Funen. 700–500 BC. National Museum of Denmark.

From a bog at Fjellerup, Funen. National Museum of Denmark.

Bronze helmet, late Bronze Age (800-400 BCE) from Veksoe-Bog, Denmark

Was told Vikings never wore horned helmets, interesting - Bronze helmet, late Bronze Age BCE) from Veksoe-Bog, Denmark

Title:  Early Bronze Age cremation vessels: 2200-700 BC

Title: Early Bronze Age cremation vessels: 2200-700 BC

The old man's clothing from Borum Eshøj

The Scandinavian Bronze Age was an aristocratic period

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