Major Events in the History of Copenhagen: Timeline

As a capital city Copenhagen spares no effort to entertain its visitors and to keep their interest high. People visiting Denmark have some knowledge about the history of Denmark, while the history of Copenhagen seems to be a bit “ignored.” Copenhagen is said to exist as a settlement 6000 years ago. However, the first written …

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Viking costume: part 2

Judging by images, men’s shirts and tunics could be both fitting and wide. They could be carried with a belt or without it. Fragments of fabrics from thin wool and flax, a part of a beautiful fringing, a belt with elegant buckles have been found. Raincoats were made from a more dense fabric. They were square breed …

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Viking clothes in detail

The archaeological excavations made in York (England), reveal that in cities of that time people lived in conditions which under modern standards can’t be considered hygienic. However, it, undoubtedly, was characteristic for that period and even later. If to look at it from the point of view of the Europeans of that time, representation about …

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Cruel ancestors of the Danes

In Denmark nobody remembers the name of a traveller who, beiing delighted by the  island Fyn, has  exclaimed in a temper: “Same the present fairy tale!”. The name of the wanderer was forgotten, but its enthusiastic exclamation became  the basic characteristic of island in the course of time. Fyn is really similar to a fairy …

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Danish beer

The history of the Danish beer doesn’t concede on duration neither Belgian, nor Russian. In 1400 the royal court yard already had own brewery charming with an ancient barley drink of confidants of a crown and simple citizens. Now the beer empire of Denmark completely is under the power of two kings who gradually within …

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