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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Jelling Stones


I previously posted this piece on the Jelling Stones in Denmark with a partner site and I wanted to share a short blurb and the link to the entire piece. What I find immensely interesting about this site is that it seems that the reasoning behind them was not completely innocent so to speak. I think they were rather a depiction of glory over a religious battle than a monument to family. What's your interpretation of this site?

There are several different types of monuments or statues that represent a passing of an affluent person, or rather a stone that marks the actual burial site.The Jelling Stones were a bit different and represented a completely new transition because they represent Pagan Nordic culture and they mark the shift from Nordic beliefs to Christianity.

Read more about the Jelling Stones in Denmark

2 Comments:

Historical Travels said...

If the Rolling Stones were "The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World", then the Jelling Stones must simply be "The Greatest Rocks in the World".

Sorry for leaving such dumb comments, but I really don't know a thing about archaeology.

The Ancient Digger said...

Well Doug at least you tried. A for effort!

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