:: The Vikings of Bjornstad ::
National Museet / National Museum of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark - Summer, 2001 and Spring, 2008
The Museum's Web site


Bronze-Age helmets.
A contributor to the horned-helmet Viking image???


Bronze-Age horns (called lurs).
The museum says some are in good enough shape to be played.
I want one...

   


Skeleton of an Aurochs.
The colored circles indicate impact points from Bronze-Age weapons.


A pre-Viking cart with bronze decorations.

   


A sadly out-of-focus photograph of the Celtic Gundestrup cauldron. It's 27 inches in diameter and 15.6 inches high, ca. 175-150 BC.


A better view of one of the Celtic Gundestrup cauldron panels.

   


Viking era warp-weighted loom.


Viking era mail byrnie, with spear heads at left and spurs below.

   


Note the large size of the spear heads relative to the swords.


Viking shield. Note the small size of the central hole (about 4")
compared to its width (approximately 36".)

   


Reproduction of female clothing, slightly pre-Viking, if I remember correctly


Reproduction of Viking-era female clothing

   


Bone combs


A nice collection of Viking age keys

   


The Ejstrup rune stone


Rune inscription translated

   


Swords and bowls


Tools from 1000-1200. Note the size of the wood-working axes.

   


Hack silver


Hack silver

   


Hack silver


Hack silver

   


Medieval horse armor


A close-up of the mail. Alternating rows of riveted and solid links.

   


A chest from the 1500's. Note the Viking age rounded top and
leg style survived for centuries


Stocks - for the whole family.

   


Spurs. Definitely medieval and not Viking, but cool nevertheless.

   

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