Tag Archives: Denmark

1905: Doors

Vilhelm Hammershøi: Open Doors (1905)

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1862: Billedbog

Pages from a scrapbook billedbog (Danish: “picture book”) made by Hans Christian Andersen and his friend Adolph L. Drewsen for eight-year-old Jonas Drewsen. Andersen and Drewsen both contributed to the collages and wrote stories and poems around the pictures and in … Continue reading

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3,000 BC: Map

This etched stone, found in 2016 with nine others at a 5,000-year-old sacred site in Denmark, may be a map. Archaeologists believe it is a symbolic representation of a local area, showing fields, fences and plants, and that it may … Continue reading

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1550: A Book Is a Heart

“The Heart Book is regarded as the oldest Danish ballad manuscript. It is a collection of 83 love ballads compiled in the beginning of the 1550’s in the circle of the Court of King Christian III. Shown above is the … Continue reading

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