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The Egtved Girl
Gallica Co UK ^ | 2002 | Friedman

Posted on 02/16/2010 5:21:19 PM PST by Little Bill

The Egtved Girl

In 1921 a burial mound at Egtved was excavated. In it was found a completely preserved coffin, and inside it lay a 16-18 year old girl about 160cm (5’4”) tall, slim, with long, loose blonde hair and carefully trimmed nails.

For burial she had been laid in the coffin, fully dressed, on top of a cow-skin. Her upper body was clad in a loose bodice with elbow length sleeves and around her hips she wore a knee length skirt of string.

On her braided woollen belt were a large, spiral-decorated bronze disk with a spike and a bronze comb. Small pieces of woollen cloth were wrapped about her feet.

She wore bronze bracelets on her wrists. A bundle of rags containing the burned bones of a 5-6 year old child (perhaps a sacrifice?) had been placed at the end of the coffin.

At the head end there was a small box made of birch-bark containing her hairnet, an awl and a few bronze pins among other things.

Before the coffin was closed the girl’s body had been covered by a woollen blanket and a cow-skin. On this a bark bucket had been placed, containing a fermented drink, a kind of beer or mead brewed from what, cranberries and honey.

Before the coffin was closed a sprig of flowering yarrow was dropped into the coffin, showing she was buried during the summer. Dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) has shown the burial took place in the year 1370BC.

The Egtved girl’s outfit was reconstructed for the National Museum of Denmark at the Lejre Archaeological Centre a few years ago, and shows that in many ways the outfit looked remarkably modern.

(Excerpt) Read more at gallica.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: bronzeage; godsgravesglyphs; neolithic
A Little Bronze Age Fashion. I don't think that we have discussed this topic before still seem to be in existance in Eastern Europe and streches way back in history. (See Link Below)

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/EgtvedGirl.shtml

1 posted on 02/16/2010 5:21:20 PM PST by Little Bill
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To: Little Bill; SunkenCiv

Fashion Ping.


2 posted on 02/16/2010 5:22:56 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Little Bill

The modern reconstruction of the Egtved girl's clothing. This is an accurate copy of the clothing, although in this picture the leg wrappings are not worn, and the girl does not wear the hairnet, leaving her hair loose as in the actual burial.


3 posted on 02/16/2010 5:30:28 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

a little chilly in the Bronze Age wasn’t it?


4 posted on 02/16/2010 5:38:09 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Not Guilty.


5 posted on 02/16/2010 5:40:31 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Little Bill

Thanks


6 posted on 02/16/2010 5:41:03 PM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Would this be called, “Advertising Your Wares?” It seems the more things change the more they remain the same.


7 posted on 02/16/2010 5:41:50 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’d hit it like the Gong show.....


8 posted on 02/16/2010 5:44:43 PM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Actually there is some proof now that the bronze age in the UK was warmer than now. In Europe there is evidence of grapes being grown vary far North. None would grow there even now.
9 posted on 02/16/2010 5:48:56 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Actually there is some proof now that the bronze age in the UK was warmer than now. In Europe there is evidence of grapes being grown vary far North. None would grow there even now.
10 posted on 02/16/2010 5:48:56 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Little Bill

I’m not so sure about the front plate, but that string skirt — !


11 posted on 02/16/2010 5:50:25 PM PST by TChad
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To: Red_Devil 232
I hate crappy photos.

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12 posted on 02/16/2010 5:51:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: TChad

There has to be some mystery I suppose.


13 posted on 02/16/2010 5:53:14 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Bush’s fault.


14 posted on 02/16/2010 5:53:24 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Why won't those knuckle-dragging tea-bagging right-wing bastards just negotiate with me?)
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To: JusPasenThru

Yup.


15 posted on 02/16/2010 5:56:27 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: JusPasenThru

Yup.


16 posted on 02/16/2010 5:56:27 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: cripplecreek
I hate crappy photos.

Where's the video of her walking? That skirt was not designed to keep her warm.

17 posted on 02/16/2010 5:59:40 PM PST by TChad
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To: Little Bill

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the Dane girls walk by in their string skirts
I have to turn my head until my darkness somethingthatrhymes*

She cleans up real nice, yup yup.


18 posted on 02/16/2010 6:09:09 PM PST by tumblindice (*Strolling Bones)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Not really. Holocene Climate Optimum. Sea level reached a slightly higher level than today coinciding with the warmest period of the past 10,000 years with temperatures about 2 degrees celsius higher than today.

Gee if the gals were wearing mini skirts I guess it was nice and warm back then. Hmmmmm maybe we can ask Al to explain this fasion statement!

19 posted on 02/16/2010 6:11:47 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Me, Likey!


20 posted on 02/16/2010 6:37:23 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: usmcobra
You'd hit like the Gong Show?
 
Well here you go Chuck!
 

21 posted on 02/16/2010 6:39:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: TChad

I was designed to keep her warm.


22 posted on 02/16/2010 6:40:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I was reading the first sentence and thought I should call you a dork.

Then I go to the 2nd sentence and realized you were virile and rational Man.

LOL


23 posted on 02/16/2010 6:41:56 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Little Bill

Interesting stuff.


24 posted on 02/16/2010 7:04:48 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: tumblindice
"I have to turn my head until my spinal column hurts."

≤}B^)

25 posted on 02/16/2010 7:05:12 PM PST by Erasmus (Buffalo: "I never met an Indian I didn't like, with the possible exception of Deepak Chopra.")
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To: Vendome
Yeah I was worried about that first line painting me in the wrong light! Hey she must have been a wild gal .... buried with a bucket full of cranberry/wheat beer! Maybe she served it in bronze mugs at the local mico-brewery?
26 posted on 02/16/2010 7:14:10 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Vendome
I was designed to keep her warm.

Of course. Among other things. :)

27 posted on 02/16/2010 7:24:22 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

LOL, OMG. Where ya been?


28 posted on 02/16/2010 7:29:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: usmcobra

Roger that, Skipper!


29 posted on 02/16/2010 7:30:18 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Little Bill

Thanx for the post


30 posted on 02/16/2010 7:30:54 PM PST by votemout
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To: Red_Devil 232

ROTFLAMBO

I was thinking the little chastity shield thingy might be fun to play with. LOL


31 posted on 02/16/2010 7:31:58 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Little Bill
At the age of 16-18 she was a woman, not a mere girl in those days.

It is only in the last 100 years we have begun to perceive someone between 15 and 21 as a 'child'. That perception is largely the result of cultural changes since the industrial revolution. Before then young men of 14 were clearing their own farmland.

32 posted on 02/16/2010 7:33:33 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Vendome

Here every day. How are things with you?


33 posted on 02/16/2010 7:35:59 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

Fab, Baby. Just another day in paradise. Usual San Jose winter. Rain, Rain, Rain and Cold, then, Viola’! 67 degrees and everyone in shorts.


34 posted on 02/16/2010 7:43:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

And young Jack Daniel was driving a team and delivering barrels of whisky at I think age 13. I read that somewhere.


35 posted on 02/16/2010 7:50:50 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: SunkenCiv

Egtved Girl w/pics ping

immensely hittable


36 posted on 02/16/2010 8:33:57 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Smokin' Joe
At the age of 16-18 she was a woman, not a mere girl in those days.

I think that the String Skirt meant that she was available and breed able, see second link, if terms and conditions were met, see Tactus, Germanica.

37 posted on 02/17/2010 11:19:59 AM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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38 posted on 02/19/2010 4:31:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: tumblindice
I have to turn my head until my darkness somethingthatrhymes*

I have to turn my head because my inseam hurts...

39 posted on 02/19/2010 4:48:35 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 393 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

Where the hell were you when we talking about mating practices in the Neolithic and Bronze Age, we needed your input! Blam and I are old and can only think of our youthful antics.


40 posted on 02/19/2010 4:56:08 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: null and void

Get Looser trousers my FRiend, the neck thing can never be solved>


41 posted on 02/19/2010 5:06:57 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Little Bill; SunkenCiv
"Blam and I are old and can only think of our youthful antics."

Yeah!

42 posted on 02/19/2010 5:50:46 PM PST by blam
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To: Little Bill; SunkenCiv

She could add me to her string.


43 posted on 02/19/2010 6:09:29 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Little Bill

A most interesting post. The more things change, the more they remain the same.


44 posted on 02/19/2010 6:32:54 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine
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To: wildbill; Lazamataz
I think that in those days, a Laz might hit it could have fatal consequences.
45 posted on 02/19/2010 6:38:39 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine
Ain't it always so?
46 posted on 02/19/2010 6:41:34 PM PST by Little Bill (Carol Che-Porter is a MOONBAT.)
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To: Little Bill

If you hit that bronze shield ye’d break summat!


47 posted on 02/19/2010 10:02:10 PM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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