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?
…Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!’
Robert Louis Stevenson
I haven’t seen him for weeks now. The first time we met him, he lectured about wildlife in the bog.
He is always accompanied by female assistants. They carry all sorts of stuff for him: Buckets, magnifying glass, nets and fishing gear.
But people around him are having a very hard time keeping up with his enthusiastic research of animals, fish and insects.
He runs across the tree roots so fast that his feet barely touch the ground.
Where others would fall, he soars like a cloud drifting in the sky.
Often, he lies on his stomach and watch the colourful dragonflies acting with blinding speed across the lake.
The last time we saw him, he was really excited. He hovered towards us in his usual way.
Gently he handed an object forward with both hands. It was a large skin from a snake not easy to find.
Be very careful, it breaks easily, he said.
Seconds later he was gone.
Soon after we could hear him talking with his assistant.
I have met many people throughout my life, but rarely a 4-year-old little boy who impresses so much with his being.
His name is Sebastian.
Nature doesn’t need people, it is people who need nature
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.
It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Nature seems to have poured forth her
riches so without calculation,
merely to mark the fullness of her joy.
Where can I go?
Thank you Beverley for your nice query concerning Ejby Ådal and the trails around the river valley.
You will find good information at Visit Lejre:
The paths in Ejby Ådal
Furthermore you will find several suggestions for a hike in the municipality of Lejre: Lejre on foot
I had an unforgettable evening in Ejby Ådal in the month of November once.
A sacred moment ❤
Where can I walk? In Danish!
I like to think that the Heorot Hall was placed in Lejre. Heorot Hall explained on Wikipedia
Nevertheless archaeologists have found evidence that Lejre has been a mighty centre of power from the years 500 to 1000 AD.
A reconstruction of the biggest hall which was found, is being built two kilometres from the excavation site.
Click the picture and enjoy the progress of the reconstruction.