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Mid-Norway Vikings among the first to sail to British Isles

Archaeological findings show that Vikings from mid- and western Norway were among the first to make the trip to the British Isles.

Copenhagen's visual history is now available on the Internet

Denmark’s capital has been digitised. It's now possible to delve into century old maps and explore the city’s rich history online.

Minimal corruption in Denmark began with the absolute monarchy

Denmark's path to becoming the world's least corrupt country was laid with the introduction of the absolute monarchy in the 17th century.

World’s oldest engravings discovered in Java

According to a new study of freshwater shells from the Indonesian island of Java, early hominins created geometric engravings 450,000 years ago.

This is what living in the Viking age looked like

Explore one of northern Europe's largest Viking settlements in Denmark through this digital reconstruction.

Historian will transform censuses into goldmine of health data

Denmark has a treasure chest of historic records. But until now we have not had the right tools to wrest as much information as possible from them. A Danish history professor intends to change that.

Recreating clothes from the Iron Age

A few years ago, the oldest known piece of clothing ever discovered in Norway, a tunic dating from the Iron Age, was found on a glacier in Breheimen. Now about to be reconstructed using Iron Age textile techniques, it is hoped the tunic will inspire Norwegian fashion designers.

Documents reveal 2,000-year-old Egyptian youth organization

In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens.

Prehistoric humans were far smarter than previously assumed

325,000-year-old stone tools go to prove that our forefathers were far better at collaborating and planning than we thought.

Why do we spare civilians in war?

Neither compassion nor charity were the reasons why Western soldiers spared enemy civilians in war, new Danish research shows.