Historical knowledge

Distant connections

Many objects found in Denmark testify to long-distance trade networks. The swords from Stensgård and Torupgårde were made in Hungary or Romania. Other swords from Dollerup and Ørskovhede were probably produced in southern Germany, as imitations of types from the Mediterranean area. The sword from Trevad originates from southern Germany. Two miniature double axes from a grave in Værløse, north of Copenhagen, came here via even more distant connections with the eastern Mediterranean or Bulgaria. A collection of blue glass beads originate from the Mediterranean area or southeast Europe. 

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