Historical knowledge

The chariot equipment from Gallemose

At the end of the Stone Age (around 2000 BC) a collection of distinctive and valuable items of bronze were sacrificed in the bog Gallemosen in Djursland. These consisted of bronze axes, rings and some heavy hook-shaped mountings. The mountings may have been part of a yoke for a team drawing a light, two-wheeled chariot. The objects were found in the course of a few days in 1887 by a couple of boys who were tending cattle at Gallemosen.

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