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17.10.2020

National Museum of Denmark, Сopenhagen

National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) in Copenhagen is Denmark's largest museum of cultural history, which includes the history of Danish and foreign cultures, so. The main building of the museum is located near Stroget in the center of Copenhagen. It contains exhibits from around the world, from Greenland to South America. In addition, the museum is sponsored by SILA - Greenland Research Center in the National Museum of Denmark for further archaeological and anthropological research in Greenland .

The museum has a number of national obligations, particularly in the following key areas: archaeology, ethnology, numismatics, ethnography, natural sciences, protection, communications, construction of antique activities in connection with churches in Denmark, as well as the treatment of Danefæ (National Treasures).

The museum covers 14000 years of Danish history, from the Ice Age reindeer herders, Vikings and works of religious art from the Middle Ages, when the church was of great importance in Danish life. There are also Danish coins from the Viking Age to the present day and coins from Ancient Rome and Greece, as well as samples of chasing and currency from other cultures. The National Museum has the largest and most diverse collection of items from the ancient cultures of Greece and Italy, the Middle East and Egypt. For example, it stores a collection of objects that were discovered during the Danish excavations of Tell Shemshara in Iraq in 1957.

There are also exhibits about who the Danes were and who they were, stories from everyday life and special events, the history of the Danish state and people, but most of all stories about the life of different people in Denmark from 1560 to 2000.

The Danish Prehistoric Section was reopened in May 2008 after many years of renovation.

In 2013, a major exhibition about the Vikings was opened by the Danish Margrethe II. He visited other museums, including the British Museum in London.

Notable artifacts

Golden horns of Gallehus (only copies are on display since the originals were stolen and melted down in 1802)
Gundestrup cauldron
Hjortspring boat
Egtved Girl coffin
Kingittorsuaq Runestone
Snoldelev Stone
Trundholm Sun Chariot
Seikilos epitaph
Holmegaard bow
Tjele helmet fragment

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