Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Burial in a tree trunk coffin during the Bronze Age

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Series:

Dr. te Neues, Kulturgeschichtliche Bilder

Timeframe:

Hochkulturen

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Petersen, W.

Publisher:

Dr. te Neues/ Ernst Klett Verlag, Kempen

Year of publication:

1936

Themes:

Religion    European history   

The picture shows a Bronze Age (2000-1200 B.C.; Northern Europe since 1800 B.C.) funeral. The ceremony takes place in the early Bronze Age dunes (probably in Jutland, Denmark). The coffins are made of split and carved out tree trunks and decorated with flowers. The men are carrying swords and daggers as well as they attached swords to the coffin serving as grave goods.