En date dk Lejre

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en date dk Lejre

If you have plenty of time, it is especially recommended to take a tour of Særløse Overdrev (Særløse Commons)Entering Gl.It is believed that the site of the ancient hall may have been chosen as a way of honouring the dead man.It is not easy to describe the shifting elements in this settlement.With plentiful explanations and a fine and balance use of multimedia a visit is higly recommended.If you are fan of Beowulf, this is where you should travel at some point in your life to get a sense of place and poem.

En date dk Lejre

Even though excavations continue and new information about the place is sure to surface in the years to come, the contours of a breathtaking archeological treasure have slowly emerged.What we get is a glimpse of a truly magnificent royal centre dominating for more than 500 years. Lejre from the air, it immediately becomes apparent that the 6 century settlement was located in an “old” landscape filled with ancestral mounds, some of which date back to the Bronze Age.Around AD 500 the first great hall appears to have been built. seven meters wide in the middle (5 meters at the ends).The hall was probably whitewashed and would have been visible from afar.Important features in the landscape were also the large stone hearths located next to the halls, were remains of grand feats have been found.

To the west, on the bank of the river, a burial ground have been excavated.

And yes, more prominent exhibits from the Dark Ages may be found in the British Museum or in Uppsala.

Nevertheless, it pays to travel to Roskilde in Denmark to see not only the Viking-ship museum, but also Lejre, a small inland village four km. Here, a new exhibition recently opened, which tells the story of the remarkable finds, which archaeologists under the leadership of Tom Christensen has been responsible for excavating during the last 30 years.

Neither of these streams or tiny rivers are believed to have been navigable near Lejre by anything except prams.

Between these two creeks spans a hilly isthmus filled with an ancient necropolis, consisting of a mound from the 7th century and a burial ground from the 10th.


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