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The woman from Borum Eshøj

The skeletal remains of the buried woman tell us that she was between 50 and 60 years old when she died. The woman was relatively short and stocky; traces of muscles on her bones reveal that she did hard physical work.

The woman’s clothes are well preserved and consist of various items: a rectangular piece of cloth made of several pieces sown together, blouse, hairnet, cap and two belts, all made from wool. Her wealth is reflected in the numerous pieces of bronze jewellery, which include a belt plate, two ornamental bronze plates or “tutuli”, a neck ring, arm rings, spiral finger rings and a clothes pin. The grave also contained a pottery vessel, a wooden box, a bronze dagger and a horn comb.

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