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Sept 2004 www.everythingdanish.everythingscandinavian.comVol. 4 No. 9
A warm Scandinavian welcome to our web-site. We are very proud of this site with its many links to new and diverse locations in and about Denmark. Everything Danish features easy to follow links to areas of interest, including: a section on the Monarchy with photos of the Royal Family and the Royal Palaces, a large list of helpful Danish genealogy links, and, of course the direct links to cities and towns throughout Denmark.
Danish Coffee Mugs and other unique items available, on-line, at the Danish Store.
Our featured city or "kommune" for September is Århus, Denmark.
Århus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark. Founded during the Viking Era as a trade center, the city was in an ideal location; with good fishing, easy to protect, with an excellent river access to the sea.
The early name for the settlement was Aros, which translates as the "mouth of the river", the name evolved to Arehuse and then to its current designation of Århus which can also be spelled as Aarhus.
Today Arhus is a bustling port city of almost 300,000 located on the east coast of Jutland. Accessible by ferry, train, airplane, or automobile, Arhus is less than a three hour drive from Denmark's capitol, Copenhagen.
Arhus has a wide range of cultural and sports activities.
Use the links below to learn more about Arhus and the East Jutland area.
Tourist information, places to stay, and activities in East Jutland.
The Århus Official Tourism site.
Århus Kommune web-site.
Official Guide to Denmark
FC Århus Football
Århus Atletion and Sports Facility
Århus Festival Week
Århus Scandinavian Center
Århus Concert Hall
Århus Symphony Orchestra
The Jutland Opera
The Old Town in Århus
The Steno Museum
The Natural History Museum
The Århus Museum of Art
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Celebrate Århus with Caps, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and more from the Danish Store.
Asleep For 2,000 Years
Peat digging in Denmark, is a labor intensive occupation that has its interesting side as well. The peat diggers never know what they will find in the nation's peat bogs.
So, when the diggers at Nebelgård Mose, a small peat bog by the village of Grauballe in Jutland, came across the remains of a dark brown body, when on an overcast and rainy day in 1952, they were not surprised about their find.
However, what they did not realize was the this body, later called the Gauballe Man, was over 2,000 years old. He was so well preserved that museum curators were able to display his facial features, hair, nails, and even the structure of his skin.
But, how did he die, how did Graubelle Man end up in this out of the way peat bog?
During the time of the Iron Age, the peat bogs were places where people would gather to worship sprits and make sacrifices sometimes as thanks for military victories and sometimes for help in a recovery from illness. Graubelle Man appears to have suffered one of these brutal deaths. His throat was cut, his left leg broken and he was thrown into a hole in the bog, where he remained for over two thousand years.
If you would like to learn more about the Graubelle Man, visit the Moesgaard Museum in Århus, or read some of the articles in Archaeology Magazine.
Remember Arhus with this fine tile and wooden box, and other items from the Danish Store's Arhus Collection.
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