Denmark’s Cradle and Beowulf

The story of Beowulf has inspired throughout the world and I’m no exception.
I’m standing in the entrance to the huge hall, that is, the excavation.

The hall is a conclusive evidence that there were kings in Lejre at the time of the Scyldings.
Just as in the epic Beowulf, the Icelandic sagas and the Saxon chronicles.
Over 600 square feet under roof and 10 meters to the ceiling.
The finding goes back to the time when the myths became.

The Odin figure, a gold treasure and well over a thousand discoveries. For decades we have looked for the place in which the kings of Lejre lived, and now we have the proof, says archaeologist and leader of the excavation, Tom Christensen.

The hall is built as a reconstruction 2 kilometres away from the excavation.
The Heorot hall or Meduseld?

MAP LEJRE

14 Comments on “Denmark’s Cradle and Beowulf

  1. What a fantastic post!! Love the tale of Beowulf. I watched the whole video.xxx

    • Hi Resa. Thanks a lot. It’s a marvellous story. The video sums Beowulf up nicely after my humble opinion. I do enjoy legends!!!
      Best wishes
      Hanna

  2. I had never heard about these true historical connections before, Hanna — this is fascinating! That photo of the horse hide on a branch is extremely eerie, though. I thank you in advance for my nightmares. 🙂

    • Scary stories are just right for the season, Heide. Low-lying sun and strange shadows. I’ll see what I can do 🙂 🙂

  3. We spent about a week in Denmark a few years back and absolutely loved it. To be honest we were surprised how much we enjoyed it – the history there in particular, was amazing. Two of the spots we really enjoyed were Lindholm Hoje and the Jelling Monuments. And then we had an unforgetable day when Tilly the Labrador ate a dead seagull at Grenen, and was then sick all over the motorhome……..

    • Hi Chrissie. Thank you so much for your comment and for drawing my attention to Lindhoje. It seems like an amazing burial Site. The aerial photos I’ve seen make the burial site spectacular.
      I’m enjoyed that you had a great holiday in Denmark. I love to read about the historical events between England and Denmark. It wasn’t boring in the Viking Age !!
      Sorry about the Danegeld and the seagull 😉 🙂
      All the best,
      Hanna

  4. I need to read Beowulf again. The stones, menhirs (?), are they in their historic place? The picture called ‘stone ship’ I find in particular beautiful.

    • Luckily it seems to be the never ending story with finds being excavated. An adventure 🙂

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