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Two silver fibulae depicting women. One shows a woman with two plaits in her hair. The other shows an armed person on horseback with an armed woman holding the horse.

Three amateur archaeologists have found the largest hoard of gold from the Viking Age in Denmark. It comprised seven gold arm-rings and weight c. 900g.

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The Ladby burial mound, containing a high-status ship burial - the only one so far discovered in Denmark. The remains of the Ladby ship are preserved in a museum situated in the mound itself. For more information, see

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Photo by Flickr userMandiasof the Ladby Viking ship burial. The museum is built around the excavated Viking ship in its original location. For more information, visit

A blog by Irish archaeologist Alva Mac Gowan, documenting this year's summer voyage with the reconstructed Viking ship Havhingsten (the Sea Stallion from Glendalough) as it takes part in the Kongens Togt (King's Journey) commemorating Cnut's conquest…

Depiction of Ansgar with his church on the fountain designed by Anders Bundgaard (801-65). Ansgar was a German missionary (later Archbishop of Hamburg, and later canonised) who was given permission to build the first church in Ribe by King Horik. He…

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Image of Viking ships on this fountain designed by Anders Bundgaard, which depicts the development of the city of Ribe from its viking roots.

Image of the Nydam Boat found in Nydam Bog in southern Jutland, Denmark and now on display in Gottorf Castle. The boat dates to c. 310-320, and is the earliest ship find in Scandinavia, as well as the earliest example of a clinker-built boat yet…

Reconstructed longhouse at Fyrkat, Denmark
Reconstruction of a longhouse at the Viking Age ring fort of Fyrkat

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Layout of Fyrkat with the outlines of the longhouses as well as parts of the wall in the background.

Bille's Runic Diary
Diary written by a Danish merchant (Bille) in Runes. Today in the National Archives in Copenhagen.

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Foot bones from a horse found in a pit in a heathen grave in Ribe. Probably a pagan offering. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Small items from Hviding Viking settlement, including keys, beads and brooches, demonstrating a wealthy population. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Part of the keel, rib and stern from a 20-25m ocean-going vessel from around the year 600AD. Found in a river west of Gredstedbro, Denmark. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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Several of the over 200 silver coins (sceattas) found in excavations at Ribe. Most were minted locally. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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A model representing the important trading settlement of Ribe in the Viking Age. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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A diagram showing how Ribe developed as a settlement between 705 and 865. Details about the exhibition can be found at

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An anchor from one of Ribe's Viking ships, the most important means of trade with this important market town. Details about the exhibition can be found at
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