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Elverhoj Bronce Age mound

Elverhoj Bronce Age mound

At Barup east of the road between Hellested and Karise there is a Bronze Age mound with a fantastic view over the valley at the river of Tryggevælde. The mound is known all over the contry as the Hill of the Elves, Elverhøj - the dwelling of the King of the Elves. The white haw-thorn on the hillis, according to an old legend a gift of the chief of Stevns. The Elver People obviously protected th...
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Eddisbury Hill Fort

Eddisbury Hill Fort

Eddisbury hill fort, also known as Castle Ditch, is an Iron Age hill fort near Delamere, Cheshire, in northern England. Hill forts are fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age. Eddisbury is the largest and most complex of the seven hill forts in the county of Cheshire. It was constructed before 200–100 BC and expanded in 1–50 AD. In the 1st century AD, the R...
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Bull Ring henge

Bull Ring henge

The Bull Ring is a Class II henge that was built in the late Neolithic period near Dove Holes in Derbyshire, England, and is National Monument number 23282. There are also two barrows about 20m away from the henge; one oval, one bowl.

The henge consists of a large, circular earthwork,[3] which is currently about 1m high and 9-11m wide; however it was originally 2m high and 5.5-7m wide. Th...

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Urnehoved thingstead

Urnehoved thingstead

From around 1100 to 1523 this was the possible place for the King of Denmark and the leading men of this region to meet and dicuss the State of the Union. Nobody knows if it's the right spot or if it was somewhere nearby.

Every region in Denmark had a thingstead. Many places around Denmark they can still be seen. At the village Gulde in Schleswig (Germany) a thingstead as they mi...
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The Ladby viking burial ship

The Ladby viking burial ship

The Ladby Viking Burial Ships is an attraction of international formate and so far this has been clearly indicated by the audience mixture. However, with the new exhibition wing the museum gets a unique possibility to tell the many stories connected to the grave and thereby it will also be a very attractive destination for the Danish audience. It is in acknowledgement to these possibilities tha...
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Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial site

Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial site

Sutton Hoo is the site of two Anglo-Saxon cemeteries of the 6th and early 7th centuries, one of which contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance.

Sutton Hoo is of a primary importance to early medieval historians because it sheds light on a period of English history which is on the margin betw...
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Rollright Stones

Rollright Stones

The Rollright Stones are a complex of megalithic oolitic limestone monuments near the villages of Long Compton, Great Rollright and Little Rollright in England, lying across the present county border between the counties of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. The complex consists of three separate sites: The King's Men, The King's Stone and The Whispering Knights. According to local folklore the ston...
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Misthusum - a village gone

Misthusum - a village gone

Misthusum was a small village build in the 12th centurz on 8 hills and contained 12 marchfarms. The village was destroyed by the big flood on october 11th. 1634. The worst ever at the danish west coast. It was called "the giant mandrowing".
44 people drowned including all animals.

Later some of the farms were reconstructed but 1814 the last family left. The only left build...
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Dowth neolitic grave

Dowth neolitic grave

Dowth (Irish: Dubhadh) is a Neolithic passage tomb which stands in the Boyne Valley, Co Meath, Ireland. It is found at 53°42′10.5″N, 6°26′57″W.

It is the oldest of the three principal tombs of the Brú na Bóinne ("mansion on the Boyne") complex of passage-tombs (the others being Newgrange and Knowth). It is less developed as a tourist attraction than its ne...
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Knowth neolitic grave

Knowth neolitic grave

Knowth (Irish: Cnobha) is the site of a Neolithic passage grave, one of the ancient monuments of the Brú na Bóinne complex in the valley of the River Boyne in Ireland. It is around a kilometre north west of the Newgrange monument and 2 km west of Dowth.

Knowth is the largest of all passage graves situated within the Brú na Bóinne complex. The site consists of one large mound (kno...
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Newgrange neolitic grave

Newgrange neolitic grave

Newgrange (Irish: Dún Fhearghusa) is one of the passage tombs of the Brú na Bóinne complex in County Meath, one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world and the most famous of all Irish prehistoric sites. Newgrange is the oldest surviving building in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newgrange
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The golden horns of Gallehus

The golden horns of Gallehus

The Golden Horns of Gallehus were two golden horns, one shorter than the other, discovered in North Slesvig, or Schleswig, in Denmark. The horns were believed to date to the fifth century (Germanic Iron Age).

The longer horn was discovered on July 20, 1639 by a peasant girl named Kirsten Svendsdatter in the village of Gallehus, near Møgeltønder when she saw it protrude above the ...
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Three Roman Camps North of Hadrians Wall

Three Roman Camps North of Hadrians Wall

Here are three examples of the Roman occupation of Britain, north of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland.
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Girl of Egtved grave

Girl of Egtved grave

This is the burial mound of the Egtved girl. The girl lived in the bronze age.

She was burried in an oak coffin in 1370 BC and a hill of 22 meters in diameter and is 4 meters high was created. 1921 it was escavated and the coffin is shown in the National Museum of Copenhagen. Copies of the finds are shown at the museum to the south of the hill. The area around the hill shows how ...
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Merry Maidens Stone Circle

Merry Maidens Stone Circle

Neolithic stone circle in Cornwall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merry_Maidens

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Caer Bran

Caer Bran

Iron Age hillfort in Cornwall.
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Yarnbury Castle

Yarnbury Castle

Iron Age hillfort in Wiltshire.
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Carn Euny

Carn Euny

Carn Euny is an archaeological site near Sancreed, on the Penwith peninsula in Cornwall, United Kingdom with considerable evidence of both Iron Age and post-Iron Age settlement.[1] Excavations on this site have shown that there was activity at Carn Euny as early as the Neolithic period. There is evidence that shows that the first timber huts in this site were built around 200 BC, but by the fir...
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Chun Castle

Chun Castle

Chûn Castle is a large Iron Age hillfort near Penzance in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Built around two and a half thousand years ago, the castle fell into disuse until the 6th century AD and was possibly reoccupied to protect the nearby tin mines. Stands beside a prehistoric trackway that used to be known as the Old St. Ives Road.

Edward Lluyd made a plan of this fort in around 1700 remarki...

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Ancient Greek Regions

Ancient Greek Regions

A map of the main regions of ancient Greece, superimposed to the map of modern Greece and part of Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, etc. Note that some regions currently belong to the modern Greek state preserving their ancient name (e.g. Thessalia, Peloponnesus, Epirus); others have changed their name, especially those that stayed outside the modern Greek state's frontiers (e.h. Ionia, Lydia); and ot...
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Ancient Greek World

Ancient Greek World

This is a map of the main cities / religious centres of ancient Greece, superimposed to the map of modern Greece and part of Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, etc. Note that some cities have developed to big urban centres preserving their ancient name; others have changed their name, especially those that stayed outside the modern Greek state's frontiers; and others yet have disappeared, leaving only ...
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Grimspound

Grimspound

Grimspound is a late Bronze Age settlement, situated on Dartmoor in Devon, England. It consists of a set of 24 hut circles surrounded by a low stone wall. The name was first recorded by the Reverend Richard Polwhele in 1797 - it was probably derived from the Anglo Saxon god of war, Grim (more commonly known as Woden, or Odin).

In 1894 an archaeological dig was carried out by the Dartmoor ...

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West Kennett Long Barrow

West Kennett Long Barrow

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, one-and-a-half miles south of Avebury in Wiltshire. The site was recorded by John Aubrey in the 17th century and by William Stukeley in the 18th century.

Archaeologists classify it as a chambered long barrow and one of the Severn-Cotswold tombs. It has two pairs of opposing t...

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Birdoswald Roman fort

Birdoswald Roman fort

Fort on Hadrian's Wall.
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Chysauster Ancient Village

Chysauster Ancient Village

Chysauster Ancient Village is Romano-British village of courtyard houses in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, which is currently in the care of English Heritage. To the south east is the remains of a fogou, an underground structure of uncertain function.

The village was believed to have been constructed and occupied between 100 BC and 400 AD; it was primarily agricultural and unfortified...

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