Historical knowledge

The hoard from Borgbjerg Banke

At Borgbjerg Banke in Boeslunde in western Zealand five solid arm rings of gold – so-called oath rings –were found. Nearby 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. Those who could sacrifice such valuable things must have been close to the gods.

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