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Visiting Copenhagen National Museum in Copenhagen
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Copenhagen National Museum

Unveiling the Danish

Unveiling the Danish

1. Golden Horns of Gallehus

1. Golden Horns of Gallehus

Made of sheet gold, these two horns were discovered in Gallehus. They were made up of tiny segments of gold sheet out of which one was longer than the other. The longer one had seven segments and was founded in 1639. However, six plain segments and a rim were compiled to it thereafter. The shorter one was founded in 1734 and has six segments with an inscription at its rim with ornaments. They could be either drinking horns or blowing horns.

2. Gundestrup Cauldron

2. Gundestrup Cauldron

A silver vessel with rich decorations was founded in 1891, dismantled with pieces sticking out of its base. The Cauldron is incomplete with a round, cup-shaped base acting as the bottom of the cauldron, called its base plate. There are in all seven exterior plates and five interior ones and two sections of rounded rims to encircle the Cauldron. The plates are decorated heavily with the repousse work to bring out the silver. However, the vessel was not made in Denmark.

3. Holmegaard Bow

3. Holmegaard Bow

Found in Northern Europe, they date back to the Mesolithic period. They are a range of self-bows. The majestic feature of these bows is that they are wide and have parallel limbs with tips at its endpoint with a deep and narrow handle which helps it remain stiff while it is drawn. They are about 150 cm long and 6 cm wide and are made of elm.

4. Egtved Girl Coffin

4. Egtved Girl Coffin

It is a girl from the Nordic Bronze Age, whose remains were found outside Egtved in 1921. The girl remains displayed, her blonde and short hair and trimmed nails. She was slim and about 5 feet and 3 inches. Since then she has been kept in the museum, fully dressed, with bronze bracelets and woollen belt. A child was also found with her in a barrow. Her reconstructed set of clothes are also on display in the museum at the site of excavation.

5. Snoldelev Stone

5. Snoldelev Stone

A runestone of the ninth century and listed as DR 248 was located at Snoldelev in Denmark. The stone had a design of three drinking horns and runic text. The text was in two different lines in long characters and stubbier font.

6. Seikilos Epitaph

6. Seikilos Epitaph

The oldest music composition with musical notation is the Seikilos Epitaph. The song is a Hellenistic Ionic Song in Lastian tones or Phrygian Octave species in fragments. The Seikilos Epitaph is short yet a complete composition.

7. Trundholm Sun Chariot

7. Trundholm Sun Chariot

An artifact of the Nordic Bronze Age found in Denmark is a resemblance of a sun chariot with a bronze horse statue and disk, placed on a device with wheels. There were no objects accompanying the sculpture. The Lost Wax method was used to cast the artifact. The horse was highly decorated with a thin gold sheet.

8. Kingittorsuaq Runestone

8. Kingittorsuaq Runestone

A runestone found on the Kingittorsuaq Island has been listed as the GR 1 in the catalogue of Rundata. It was founded in 1824 with three cairns in an equilateral triangle at the mountaintop on the Kingittorsuaq Island. The stone dates back to the Middle Ages.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets can be booked easily online through this website itself.

How To Get Around?

Trains and metro will take you from the airport to Terminal 3 from where the city can be visited easily. A bus can also be availed from the hotel which takes tourists to the famous attractions of the city.

What Should I Wear?

A museum will require you to dress formally and decently. A short dress or a fitted skirt with a blouse and paired with heels will make the best match. Colour your lips nude or dull deeps like brown, maroon etc. The boys can go for a denim bottom and a casual shirt.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

July and August are tourist seasons, so the city might be a little busy and crowded. May, June and September are also perfect timings with less crowd and pleasant weather.

Currency

Krona

Will I Need a Guide?

A guide will not be needed as the website will take you through the place.

How To Get There?

You can take a cab from the hotel or airport. The metro also takes you directly to Terminal 3, which connects you to the city. Take a tourist bus, if looking for company.

Additional Info

Make sure to research well about the place you are going. The website will guide you. Keep your cash distributed in different places to avoid total loss and keep security.

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