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Amber in the graves

Amber beads are found both as sacrificial deposits and in graves. The amber beads from the graves vary greatly in form, and they can be divided into numerous types: double-axe, crescent and pointed-oval beads, just to mention a few. Unfortunately beads from graves are often rather poorly preserved. This is especially the case with beads found in the sandy soils of Jutland, which have often almost crumbled away to nothing.

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