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What is the Jelling Project?

The Jelling Project is a research and publicity project, which has the unique monuments at Jelling as its starting point.


At Jelling in one place is a complex, with individual parts which mark both the transition from paganism to Christianity and the establishment of Danish royal power in the Viking Age.

House OA7 at the eastern side of the palisade; post holes and pits stand out as darker markings, rich in organic matter in the soil just below the plow layer. Photo: Anne Pedersen.

Soil chemistry in Jelling

The 4 Viking houses from excavations in Jelling in 2010-11 revealed few but clear traces of human activity, in contrast to the image we know from contemporary cities.

The Jelling Project is supported by Bikubenfonden