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Data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas

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Bogøvej T (Bogøvej T) - Grave T Bogøvej

burial; 800-900; not skaldic;

(printed work)
Location: Bogøvej, Langeland, Denmark;
Google maps: 54.916667,10.75

contents from the ONP and skaldic databases:

object/burial information
sex:f
age:30
orientation:N-S
position:Supine
grave goods:

Iron knife

animals:

None

description:

Originally, the deceased woman was probably placed in a supine position in a wooden coffin. Her legs were extended and her hands rested one over the other on the pelvis. According to an unusual custom observable in some Langeland graves, a small shell was placed behind her left ear. At some point also a knife was laid on her right arm. The woman was probably wearing a rather typical long dress (though no textile remains were identified) and had a string with two glass beads on her neck. After the body had been prepared the coffin was lowered into the grave-pit. It is unfortunately impossible to determine when the coffin-lid had been sealed. This may have happened before or after its placement in the pit.

references:

Artistic reconstruction by Mirosław Kuźma. Comissioned by Leszek Gardeła. Copyright Leszek Gardeła and Mirosław Kuźma.

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Bogøvej T, 1 (d300dpi)
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated