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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Jade Und Kupfe Lutz Klassen. Here, as in the illwrup volumes, you will find full documentation of finds and contexts supplemented by deluxe photos in Vol.

Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x 84mm 5, 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. Three major and apparently unrelated places A,B, C. Landesmuseum Schleswig-Holstein in Schleswig, Germany. Besides weapons, we have gold, silver, spear shafts, shield boards, ropes, cords, leather, textiles tools, wooden vessels, spoons, beads, four horses and a cow.

Theoderic’s “Thank You” letter. 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.

Illerup Ådal

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. Moesgaard Museum MOMU in Aarhus is the largest archeological museum in Jutland, and here you can see some illedup 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.


Central Monumental Buildings v. Islamic Remains in Bahrain Karen Frifelt. It appears that the mostly young men came from Norway and were killed on the battle field, left to rot for a while, with the remains eventually “sacrificed”, i.

Illerup River-valley is a river valley and archeological site located near Skanderborg in East Jutland, Denmark. Tybrind Vig Soren H. Written Sources and Their Archaeological Background v. Books and Other Major Sources. Other books in this series. The conditions were excellent – a lot of artifacts including swords in near perfect conditions were found.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Interestingly, the spear, lances shields etc, were made in Scandinavia while most of the swords, as well as many sword sheaths and belts, were imported from the Roman empire. Photographed at the Landesmuseum Schleswig.

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The area covers 40 ha and although the events behind the macabre scene are unclear at the moment, many of the dead are believed to be warriors, maybe sacrificed prisoners of the wars at the time. Not to mention the Grauballe Man, who is one of the best preserved bog bodies in the world. 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 illetup in an iron-age army.

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When the area was drained infirst discoveries were made – and it has never quite stopped ever since. Illerup Adal 13 Xenia Pauli Jensen. Invoking the Spirits Jesper Trier.

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Looking for beautiful books? Large Pictures 2 – Chapter Between – an area of about The main theme is the relationship between the Roman Empire adsl Northern Europe, which the sword material indeed exemplifies – the blades being mainly of Roman manufacture, while the handles and sheaths are of mixed origin. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Large Pictures chapter Tybrind Vig Soren H. The Maussolleion at Halikarnassos Kristian Jeppesen. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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 Many mass-produced roman swords, spearheads etc. Looking for beautiful books? 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. Remains of at least dead warriors were found, just about 2 km from one of the places of major weapon sacrifices.