Læs om de udgravninger, som arkæologerne på Museum Skanderborg forestår.
Horse and rider in the late Viking Age
Equestrian burial in perspective
International conference in Skanderborg, Denmark.
The conference took place on the 27th and the 28th of June 2019 in Skanderborg.
Info: The Fregerslev Project was initiated in 2017 after the discovery of an exceptionally well-equipped equestrian burial from the 10th century at Fregerslev near Skanderborg, Denmark. This conference presented the preliminary results of the research project and sought to place the burial in a wider context. On the first day of the conference, the research team presented the burial and the analyses of its contents. On the second day, we aimed to explore the social, political, cultural and religious background of equestrian burial in southern Scandinavia. Was the burial from Fregerslev and others like it, an expression of a new powerful elite? New religious symbolism? New funerary rituals? New cultural impulses and changing values? The conference invited to an open debate on the equestrian burials and their significance in Viking-Age society.
The presentations from the conference will be published in a book at the end of 2020.
You can read the abstracts from the conference HERE.
and the project group:
Anne Pedersen, Silke Eisenschmidt, Søren Sindbæk, Hoda El-Sharnouby,
Henrik Rosenlund Knudsen, Ejvind Hertz, Merethe Schifter Bagge