Denmark museum

The National Museum of Denmark (Frederiks­holms Kanal 12, Copenhagen; phone [+45] 3313 4411 or visit Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-5. Admission free) is one of the largest archaeological museums we have ever visited anywhere. Be prepared to wear comfortable shoes and put your coats in the free lockers provided.

Even though we spent five hours there, we did not see everything; we did view exhibits covering the period from 1300 B.C. to A.D. 1800.

The collection is not limited to Denmark. There were artifacts from early peoples in North America, Asia, New Zealand, etc. What really surprised us were the similarities between some of the Danish settlements from A.D. 800 to 1,000 and the central New York Indian villages.

We also noted that the designs on some of the early Danish pottery were comparable to those of native American tribes in the Western U.S.


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