Historical knowledge

Prehistoric period (until 1050 AD)

Some of the National Museum’s major highlights come from the Bronze Age (1700-500 BC). Here you can meet the Egtved Girl, as she was buried in her coffin one summer’s day in 1370 BC.  You can choose to focus in on the people from Borum Eshøj or spin the Sun Chariot from Trundholm round. It is also here that you can read more about how Bronze Age people dressed.

The Stone Age hunting period in Denmark lasted from 12,500 to 3900 BC. The National Museum has a large collection of antiquities from this period. Here you can meet the Aurochs from Vig, which escaped the hunters 9000 years ago. You can also read about amber bears, shamans and hunting methods in the Mesolithic period.

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