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Findings from Funen’s longest excavation

In a wide track across all of Funen, archaeologists have carried out Funen’s longest archaeological excavation prior to the construction of the Baltic Pipe. 

Skeletons, a horse skull, pottery and cooking pits. All items that can tell us more about our Funen ancestors. New exhibition in Langeskov presents findings from the Baltic Pipe excavations. 

In the past year, archeologists have been extraordinarily busy. Excavations have been made from Nyborg in the east to Middelfart in the west. A total of 77.5 kilometers. In collaboration with the Museums of East Funen and Odense City Museums, Cultural Heritage Funen can now present a first look at some of the exiting findings. The findings are displayed in an exhibition in the Kulturarvboxen at Langeskov Center. Langeskov is one of the many towns that the excavation has passed.

A sneak peek at findings from the Baltic Pipe excavations It’s the construction project for Baltic Pipe that is the direct reason for Funen’s longest excavation. Before the pipeline was to be built, the archaeologists had the opportunity to get their fingers deep into the Funen soil and secure knowledge and objects for posterity. Now the archaeologists’ excavators are parked, and their rubber boots and digging tools have been replaced with desk work, where many thousands of findings must be recorded. Out in the Funen countryside, Energinet, the developer of the Baltic Pipe, has started their construction work. Meanwhile, all of us curious people can get a sneak peek at some of the many interesting findings that have emerged in the excavations. The findings are displayed in an exhibition in Cultural Heritage Funen’s Kulturarvsboxen, which is a transportable and flexible exhibition box that can be visited in Langeskov for a month.

Concentrated work is being done on the excavation of the skeleton of a young woman found at Skellerup. Photo: the Museums of East Funen
Concentrated work is being done on the excavation of the skeleton of a young woman found at Skellerup. Photo: the Museums of East Funen

Burial findings reveal a tiring life for Iron Age and Bronze Age residents of Funen The exhibition in the Kulturarvsboxen zooms in on the excavations at Skellerup and Rønninge in Kerteminde Municipality. Burial findings reveal a tiring life for Iron Age and Bronze Age residents of Funen. Post holes from their houses and wells filled with rubbish reveal how they have lived. In the exhibition, in addition to objects, you can see both pictures and videos that tell about the findings and the archaeologists’ work.

Kulturarvsboxen is a dissemination project under Cultural Heritage Funen. The characteristic blue container, which is designed as a mobile museum, visits all ten Funen municipalities. The project set sail last year with four well-attended exhibitions. This year, Kulturarvsboxen visits the last six municipalities. The project has been realized with funds from Albani Fonden.

Location: Find Kulturarvsboxen at the Langeskov Center’s entrance towards Grønvej. Opening hours: March 27 – May 24. Every day at 9 am to 9 pm. Free entrance.

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