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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Other books in illeruup series. People wanted the best items for their armies and the Roman arms was unparalleled in Europe at the time.
Books and Other Major Sources. This page was last edited on 19 Juneat An enemy who was very organised and may even have come by ship from other parts of Scandinavia. Moesgaard Museum MOMU in Aarhus is the largest archeological museum in Jutland, and here you can see some incredible findings from different time periods, ranging from fine bronze age jewelry to a journey through the Viking city of Aros, an older name for Aarhus.
It is said that Denmark, who was never occupied by the Romans, has the biggest and best preserved collection of Roman swords outside of Italy.
Besides weapons, we have gold, silver, spear shafts, ilerup boards, ropes, cords, leather, textiles tools, wooden vessels, spoons, beads, four horses and a cow. Views Read Edit View history. 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.
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Large amount of stuff; sunk in the middle of the old lake from a boat. Here is what they look like:. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Here they discovered over Looking for beautiful books? A lot more bones are waiting for discovery up to men is the guess.
Dendrochronology of the shield boards shows that the deposition was soon after AD, the last coin found was minted in AD. Looking for beautiful books? The dig has produced a large quantity of skeletal remains, and we believe that they will give us the answers to some of our questions about what kind of events led up to the army ending up here.
The link leads to the critical museum guide where you can read in detail why I liked that museum a lot but was not always happy about details. Written Sources and Their Archaeological Background v. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
Both reasons to why Roman weapons ended up in Denmark is very plausible and war made the winner throw it all in a lake. Illerup Adal 13 Xenia Pauli Jensen. How the weapons found their way to Illerup from those regions remains a mystery.
Interestingly, the spear, lances shields etc, were made in Scandinavia while most aal the swords, as well as many sword sheaths and belts, were imported illetup the Roman empire.
Invoking the Spirits Jesper Trier. Perhaps they were spoils of war gathered by the Germanic tribes during their border skirmishes along the northern flanks of the Roman Empire? Photographed in the Moesgaard museum Through the systematic analysis, registration and identification of each individual item, it has been possible to track most of the weapons back to the aadal Germania or to the Roman Empire.
All over the bog. The volumesDie Prachtausrustung, presented the more spectacular illerp – 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. Illerup is not an isolated phenomena and it makes you wonder even iplerup about the lost connection between Denmark, Scandinavia and the Roman Empire.
The analyses have been carried out in international cooperation, i. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive? Sacrifices from D1, i. Written Sources and Their Archaeological Background v. Partially mixed up with place A Place C: Photographed at the Landesmuseum Schleswig.