History of Nationalmuseet at Copenhagen

This large museum presents 14,000 years of Danish history, from the ice age to the present day. The Vikings represent an important part of the museum, as well as the religious art of the Middle Ages. Here are some items not to be missed: copies of two gold horns from Gallehus with runic inscriptions, the beautifully decorated Gunsdestrup cauldron (between -200 and +300), the remains of Egtved's daughter (-1370) , A flat stone covered with runic inscriptions (around 1200), the Snoldelev stone (ninth century), also covered with runic inscriptions, the bronze carriage of the Sun, the Holmegaard (Mesolithic ). A special department traces the history of Denmark between 1660 and 2000: it has 37 rooms which contain weapons, clothes, dishes, traditional clothes etc ... But there are also many objects from the rest of the world: Rome , Greece, the Middle East and Egypt, part of which is the result of excavations carried out by Danes in Iraq.

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