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One of the biggest Iron Age burial sites in Denmark is situated near Slusegaard.

It was thoroughly excavated under the leadership of archaeology professor Ole Klindt-Jensen.

The excavations were carried out from 1958 to 1964 and almost 1,400 graves were unearthed.

Denmark's Queen Margrethe took part in them when she was a young crown princess. In her youth, the Crown Princess became keenly interested in archaeology and took part in several excavations together with archaeologist Ole Klindt-Jensen.

Iron Age Burial Site and the Queen of Denmark

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During her participation in the excavations, the princess resided with the Christoffersen family at Slusegaard.


Further details about the excavations and the finds can be seen in the café.


A section of a 15-metre-long frieze painted by the Crown Princess on the back of a roll of wallpaper - depicting the entire excavation process - is also on display in the café.

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