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Rare grave goods

In 1953 a sensational find was excavated in a burial mound at Lundsbakke in Værløse, north of Copenhagen. The barrow contained the grave of a man dating to the early Bronze Age. The dead man had been placed in an oak coffin and had been given some peculiar grave goods. Among his possessions were two double axe-shaped pieces of bronze jewellery, of a type known from Greece and Crete. The grave goods also included an amber bead of a foreign design, that is also known from Greece. It was in fact a Scandinavian amber bead, which had been on a journey to the Mediterranean and back.

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