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07.12.2020

The Egtved Girl

The Egtved Girl is one of the best-known figures from prehistory.  On a summer's day in 1370 BC, she was buried in an oak coffin covered by the Storeha barrow near Eggved, west of Veil. Although not much remains of the girl Ettved, her story is a fascinating story of the Bronze Age people.

From the girl herself remained only hair, brain, teeth, nails and a little skin. From her teeth you can see that she was 16-18 years old when she died. Her body was wearing a short tunic and a knee-laced skirt. On her stomach, there was a bronze belt plate decorated with spirals. She also had a horn comb in her grave, attached to her waist. On each hand was on a bronze ring, and in her ear there was a thin ring. Her face had a small box of bark with a bronze needle and the remnants of a hairnet. At the feet of the girl Eggtwed a small bucket of fish was placed, which once was a kind of beer. There was also a small bundle of clothes with cremated bones of a 5-6 year old child. Several bones of the same child were found in the bark drawer. Girl Eggtved saw the light again when her grave was excavated in 1921 - almost 3500 years later.

 

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