six golden bowls were recovered. The objects were deposited in the soil in the Late Bronze Age during the period 1000-800 BC. The rich gold and bronze finds from this area are evidence that there was particular wealth there. Perhaps Borgbjerg Banke was perceived as a sacred mountain that reached up to the heavenly powers. The heavy gold rings were worn by the most powerful chieftains.

six golden bowls were recovered. The objects were deposited in the soil in the Late Bronze Age during the period 1000-800 BC. The rich gold and bronze finds from this area are evidence that there was particular wealth there. Perhaps Borgbjerg Banke was perceived as a sacred mountain that reached up to the heavenly powers. The heavy gold rings were worn by the most powerful chieftains.

Grave goods of a woman from Hverrehus, ca 1400 BC

Grave goods of a woman from Hverrehus, ca 1400 BC

Neck rings and arm rings, northern Zealand, 700-500 BC

Neck rings and arm rings, northern Zealand, 700-500 BC

Metal Age. Lurs. The lur horns are Nordic wind instruments. 1200-700 BC. Museum of Denmark. Copenhaguen.

Metal Age. Lurs. The lur horns are Nordic wind instruments. 1200-700 BC. Museum of Denmark. Copenhaguen.

Large belt consistic of many small brons rings and ornaments plates. Possible horse harness. From a bog at Gerlev, Northern Zealand, 900-700 BC.  Now in the Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark) in Copenhagen.

Large belt consistic of many small brons rings and ornaments plates. Possible horse harness. From a bog at Gerlev, Northern Zealand, 900-700 BC. Now in the Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark) in Copenhagen.

Bronze Age horned helmets from Brøns Mose at Viksø (Veksø) on Zealand, Denmark. Now in the Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark) in Copenhagen.

Bronze Age horned helmets from Brøns Mose at Viksø (Veksø) on Zealand, Denmark. Now in the Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark) in Copenhagen.

Gundestrup Cauldron Peat bog, Gundestrup (Denmark) First century B.C.E. Silver partially gilded. Diameter 69cm., Height 42cm.Copenhagen, Nationalmuseet.   The Gundestrup Cauldron is a religious vessel found in Himmerland, Denmark, 1891. It was deposited in a dry section of a peat bog, dismantled with its five long rectangular plates, seven short ones and one round plate. Each plate is made of 97.0% pure silver and filled with various motifs of animals, plants and pagan deities.

Gundestrup Cauldron Peat bog, Gundestrup (Denmark) First century B.C.E. Silver partially gilded. Diameter 69cm., Height 42cm.Copenhagen, Nationalmuseet. The Gundestrup Cauldron is a religious vessel found in Himmerland, Denmark, 1891. It was deposited in a dry section of a peat bog, dismantled with its five long rectangular plates, seven short ones and one round plate. Each plate is made of 97.0% pure silver and filled with various motifs of animals, plants and pagan deities.

The Chariot of the Sun, Trundholm, Zealand, Denmark. Early Bronze Age, 14th century BCE

The Chariot of the Sun, Trundholm, Zealand, Denmark. Early Bronze Age, 14th century BCE

Four chains with ornamental plates, perhaps horse harness. From a passege graves in  Frejlev forest, Lofland 900-700 BC. Now in the Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark) in Copenhagen.

Four chains with ornamental plates, perhaps horse harness. From a passege graves in Frejlev forest, Lofland 900-700 BC. Now in the Nationalmuseet (National Museum of Denmark) in Copenhagen.

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