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

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

Denmark, 1950, two brothers were digging peat to be used as fuel when they came across what is now known as the tollund man. he still had hair, skin, and a five o'clock shadow, so they assumed it was a recent murder victim and called the police. upon arrival, they noticed rope around his neck: this wasn't a recent murder victim. in fact, the body was from 300-400 BC, and was shockingly well preserved by the peat.

an EXTREMELY well preserved body from circa 500 - 600 BC found in Denmark in he still had skin, hair, and a five o clock shadow. he was found when two brothers were digging in peat to use for fuel. the peat is what preserved him so well.

The Trundholm sun chariot (Danish: Solvognen), is a late Nordic Bronze Age artifact discovered in Denmark. It is a representation of the sun chariot, a bronze statue of a horse and a large bronze disk, which are placed on a device with spoked wheels.  The sculpture was discovered with no accompanying objects in 1902 in a peat bog on the Trundholm moor in West Zealand.

Chariot of the Sun - Solvognen - one of the most important bronze age national treasures photographed at the Danish National Museum, Copenhagen 1992 // Photo: Mikkel Grabowski

Woman's grave from Egtved, Denmark, 1370 BC

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.

Grave robberies

Grave robberies - National Museum of Denmark

Nationalmuseets udstillinger - Nationalmuseet

The Trundholm sun chariot (Danish: Solvognen), is a late Nordic Bronze Age artifact discovered in Denmark. It is a representation of the sun chariot, a bronze statue of a horse and a large bronze disk, which are placed on a device with spoked wheels.

Gold was also used for weapons

Miniature sword, a pair of tweezers and a razor, all of bronze and gold. The artefacts derive from an unknown find place in Denmark. A similar set of gold coated bronze gifts was found in a cremation burial in Borum Eshøj.

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:)

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