From to and from to MOMU made excavations in the area around the river valley of Illerup Ådal, south of Aarhus. Here they discovered. Illerup Adal 11 and 12 (2 vols) by Marcin Biborski, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. One of the greatest accumulated finds of Roman military equipment ever has occurred in Denmark in the Illerup Adal near the town of Skanderborg. It was in this.

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Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions Large Pictures 2 – Chapter Spear and lance points outnumberd everything by far; just like in Nydam or other places. Illerup Adal, Volumes Perhaps they were spoils of war gathered by the Germanic tribes during their border skirmishes along the northern flanks of the Roman Empire?

The volumesDie Prachtausrustung, presented the more spectacular finds – the lavishly decorated and crafted equipment which presumably were the belongings of chieftains and distinguished warriors – in this way giving us an insight into the organisation and social differences in an iron-age army.

Here goes the “sacrificed weapons were brought back form successful business trips” hypothesis! Tybrind Vig Soren H. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Here is what they look like:. A first systematic dig took place in ; artifacts were discovered in an area of about m 2.

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Islamic Remains in Bahrain Karen Frifelt. Description One of the greatest accumulated finds of Roman military equipment ever has occurred in Denmark in the Illerup Adal near the town of Skanderborg.

It was in this valley in the second century AD that warriors from Jutland placed as a sacrificial thanks for their victory, the weaponry of their defeated enemies. The skeletal remains of hundreds of Iron Age warriors were found in andduring a large scale archaeological excavation carried out as project work by students of Aarhus University in what was likely a lake bed when the remains were placed there about 2, years ago. Central Monumental Buildings v.


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It is definitely worth it! Photographed at the Landesmuseum Schleswig. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The conditions were excellent – a lot of artifacts including swords in near perfect conditions were found. We need to wait for what else will come up, and how this new discovery will change the present viewpoint about Danish bog sacrifices.

Jade Und Kupfe Lutz Klassen. Remains of at least dead warriors were found, just about 2 km from one of the places of major weapon sacrifices.

Archeological excavations also produced some findings bearing the elder futhark runic inscriptions from the earliest period. The general understanding of these sacrificial weapons is that they were spoils of war and was thrown into the lake as an offering to the gods, but before the weapons was thrown in they were bent, broken or in other ways vandalised.

One thing is for sure and that is that the people of Jutland did fight against a bigger enemy. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Invoking the Spirits Jesper Trier.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This mass murder, in line with the quaint old customs of the time “vae victis”; woe to the vanquished ones took place around 50 AD, long before the first known weapon sacrifice.


Landesmuseum Schleswig-Holstein in Schleswig, Germany. The main theme is the relationship between the Roman Empire and Northern Europe, which the sword material indeed exemplifies – the aadal being mainly of Roman manufacture, while the handles and sheaths are of mixed origin. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive?

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Multivariate Archaeology Torsten Madsen. The three places have some special characteristics: To ensure preservation of the area still holding many findings, the location has been granted a protected area status in Illerup is not an isolated phenomena and adwl makes you wonder even more about the lost connection between Denmark, Scandinavia and the Roman Empire.

Not much seems to have been published about the mass grave. Through the systematic analysis, registration and identification of each individual item, it has been possible to track most of the weapons back to the independent Germania or to the Roman Empire.

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Invoking the Spirits Jesper Trier. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. During the excavations more than 15, items, mainly Iron Age weapons and personal equipment from AD, were found. Islamic Remains in Bahrain Karen Frifelt. It is generally agreed, that the findings are enemy equipment captured after victories, and then thrown into the lake, as a votive offering to the gods.

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