Historical knowledge

The young man from Borum Eshøj

The grave of a 20-year-old man was also found at Borum Eshøj. His body was well preserved when it was uncovered. Muscles and other soft parts connected the bones together. His hair is also preserved and we can see it is in a page-boy style.

The young man from Borum Eshøj is dressed in a cloak and kilt of woven wool and a leather belt. It is possible that the man also wore a pair of leather shoes. His grave goods include a bronze dagger in a sword scabbard of wood, a horn comb, a bark box, a bone needle and a  wooden double button. The oak coffin is tree-ring dated to 1345 BC.

A mild piece of deception?

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