Would you rather be called Sigrid or Harald? Well if you were a Viking that would mean the difference between a “victorious horsewoman” or a “lord and ruler”! The National Museum of Denmark has some interesting information on the origin of Viking names. On the Jelling Stone are the names Harald, Gorm and Thyra. “King Harald ordered these kumbls … Continue reading What’s in a Viking name?
…Whip on a tree horse or a dungeon trip!?! Yikes! Discover how disobedient peasants were punished in this short theatre show. In the midst of the green idyll at Frilandsmuseet, Morten Eisner plays a passionate researcher who will conduct a fair lecture on punishment, kicking, wood horse and justice. But nothing goes as planned … The … Continue reading Can you guess how we used to punish serfs in the 1700s?…
As the nordic nights close in, join us on a historical journey of the sensual and sexy, from the 16th century to today. The National Museum of Denmark has had a good rummage in their archives and put together an interesting perspetive on what I suppose is mankinds oldest interests. The tour takes you back … Continue reading Sex in the Museum
Eske Villadsen is a bit of scientific rock-star. He’s not just an internationally acclaimed Scientist but his speciality is paleobiology. A what? I hear you say. Eske is a global leader in tracking DNA many thousands of years old, and this is exciting stuff, as his latest research shows. It has long been assumed that … Continue reading The First Steps
He puts his ear to the ground. He can hear the generations sigh from deep below. He can hear the armies tramp the grounds of Europe He hears whispers about magnificent kings and burned fields. In the wilds of Jutland, the peat bogs ptreserve their dark secrets. Here the bodies of transgressors, strangled and throats … Continue reading Dead Man Dancing
Thirsty? The National Museum of Denmark has been experimenting with a 3300-year-old Danish recipe for beer and the result is a fruity summer hit. The National Museum of Denmark and Skands Brewery have in partnership made a beer based on a 3300-year-old recipe. The Egtved Girl’s Brew is named after a young woman who was … Continue reading 3300-year-old Danish beer described as summer hit
Taking place at the end of October, the festival draws more than 50,000 people to the city to experience York in a new light. Cutting-edge technology creates a colourful celebration of York’s unique heritage, from spectacular sites to hidden gems. Photo: Triquetra, Clifford’s Tower by Kippa Mathews In 2013, Illuminating York will spread right … Continue reading Vikings still lighting up the Night in York!
Even in Denmarks National Museum they celebrate Halloween – with their very own Day of the Dead! The ancient Viking belief was that a warrior killed in Battle could loook forward to an eternity of battle all day and rinking all night in the halls of Valhalla. Despite this cultural heritage Death is rarely seen … Continue reading Post about the National Museum of Denmark