Viking Museum (Aarhus)

Viking Museum
Vikingemuseet
Vikingemuseet (Århus) 1.jpg
Viking Museum
Established1968 (1968)
LocationSkt. Clemens Torv 6,
Århus
Denmark
TypeHistory museum
WebsiteViking Museum

The Viking Museum (Danish: Vikingemuseet) is a small underground museum in central Aarhus, Denmark. It is located at Sankt Clemens Torv (square of St. Clement), beneath the Nordea bank building. The Viking Museum is administered by the Moesgård Museum and financed by both Aarhus Municipality and Nordea.[1][2][3]

History

The museum was established in 1968, after archaeologists from the Moesgård Museum had excavated the site in 1963-1964 in connection with the construction of an office building. The museum underwent a renovation in 2008.

The Viking Museum is in situ, ie. situated upon the very site of the archaeological excavations it exhibits.[1] The excavations conducted in the 1960s, 3 m (9.8 ft) below street level, revealed various Viking Age structures, items, and parts of a human skeleton. The museum provides information regarding the history of Viking Age Aarhus in general and also features copies of items on display at the much larger Moesgaard Museum to the south of Aarhus.[4]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Vikingemuseum" (in Danish). Nordea. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ Viking Exhibition At Museum In Skt. Clemens Market
  3. ^ "The Viking Museum". visitaarhus.dk. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "The Viking Museum". visitaarhus.com. Retrieved September 1, 2019.

External links

  • Viking Museum website Moesgård Museum (in Danish)

Coordinates: 56°09′24″N 10°12′32″E / 56.1566°N 10.2089°E / 56.1566; 10.2089

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