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Burial Mounds at Lejre

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Archeological work continues in the Lejre area of eastern Denmark.  Among other things, scholars are trying to understand how ancients buried their dead and how they were able to create burial mounds without the types of tools available in the modern age.

What is occurring in this area of Denmark is important to the Beowulf story since scholars believe the epic’s setting is at Roskilde, in the Lejre area of today’s eastern Denmark.

In this image, we see individuals reconstructing burial mounds at “Land of Legends Lejre.”

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy Land of Legends (a Danish-language site). 

Copyright, Land of Legends, all rights reserved.  Image provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new visitors to the Land of Legends' website.

 

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