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News Denmark » Ribe: 1,200-year-old comb holds clues to Viking runes

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Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Why did the Vikings write? The comb, discovered during excavations of Ribe -- an 8th Century settlement that can lay claim to the title of Denmark's oldest town-- dates to around 800 AD. It was found alongside a small plate made from bone or antler ...

News Denmark » Ribe: Why Denmark is Europe's best destination for families (and it’s not just the Lego)

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Publication date: Friday 03 November 2017

This was my father’s observation from behind his crossword puzzle, with which he’d retreated to the bottom bunk shortly after we checked into our family room at Hotel Legoland in Billund, Denmark ... in every direction, to Ribe (population 8,168).

News Denmark » Ribe: Why Archaeologists Are Excited About a Viking Comb

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Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

He and a team of archaeologists from Aarhus University recently unearthed one at a historic Viking town called Ribe in Denmark. Even more exciting, he says, the word "comb" is inscribed on one side while what amounts to the version of "to comb" is on the ...

News Denmark » Ribe: Dorte Mandrup Wins Competition to Construct Heritage Center Atop a WWII Bunker

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Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

The firm completed the Wade Sea Centre—an exhibition and cultural facility in Ribe, Denmark— last February while this summer marks the beginning of construction for the Icefiord Center in Greenland on yet another UNESCO protected site. News via Dorte ...

News Denmark » Ribe: Viking Age Started Earlier than Previously Thought, Archaeologists Say

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Publication date: onday 11 May 2015

But a new study, led by Dr Steve Ashby of the University of York, UK, shows that Vikings were traveling from Norway to the vital trading center in Ribe on Denmark’s west coast as early as 725. “Long voyages were underway early in the 8th century AD ...

News Denmark » Ribe: Ribe, Denmark 10 Day Weather

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Publication date: Saturday 03 February 2018

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News Denmark » Ribe: Ancient objects with rare Viking rune inscriptions discovered in Denmark

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Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Archaeologists in Denmark have uncovered two objects with rare Viking runic inscriptions dating to around 800 CE, during excavations in Ribe – the country's oldest town. The new discoveries shed light on a key period of the early Viking age, according to ...

News Denmark » Ribe: Beyond Copenhagen - Denmark's Historic Cities: Demented in Denmark on the Looney Front - Part 3

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Publication date: Sunday 04 September 2016

Wonderful, wonderful Ribe, billed as Denmark's oldest town, was founded in the early 8th century in the fens near the North Sea coast of Jutland. It celebrated its 1,300 anniversary in 2010, and is wonderfully evocative, with winding cobbled lanes bordered ...

News Denmark » Ribe: A wedding in the Danish town of Ribe

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Publication date: onday 12 September 2016

And besides, with Denmark's current push to shift Government admin services from city to provinces, prospects in the regions were looking better each day. The simple wedding ceremony was in Ribe's 700-year-old town hall, with a carriage carrying the couple ...

News Denmark » Ribe: 800yo Danish skeleton's last days revealed by archaeologists

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Publication date: onday 19 August 2013

The University of southern Denmark has developed a method of analysing the soil around the bones of a child, buried in the town of Ribe, Denmark, 800 years ago. Chemist Kaare Lund Rasmussen said the child, who was aged between 10 and 13, had had an ...