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What is the Danish Bog Army?

We have read of many ancient rituals that concerned sacrificing human lives. Some had truth and historical backgrounds, while some were mere legends. But what could have been the reason to sacrifice an entire army during the Iron Age? Archeologists discovered hundreds of human bones in the Alken Enge bog in eastern Denmark. Upon investigation, …

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What Happened to the Danish Mom Who Left Her Baby Outside A Restaurant in New York?

Parenting styles differ based on culture and country. While it seems quite arbitrary to leave a child outside the restaurant in the United States, Nordic cultures think otherwise. But did you hear of the story of Anette Sørensen and her daughter, Liv? Anette Sørensen was visiting New York City with her 14-month old daughter in …

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Why Did Queen Alexandra Wear Chokers?

The British masses completely adored Queen Alexandra of Denmark as she earned a positive reputation with her charity work and fashion sense. During her time as queen, Queen Alexandra directly impacted women’s wardrobes as she always took the effort to be the most finely dressed in any public appearance.  Queen Alexandra’s fashion style showed itself …

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How Many Vowel Sounds Are There in the Danish Language?

Young Danish students experience difficulties comprehending vowel-abundant phrases or sentences because Danes usually swallow their words, with only a quarter of the syllables enunciated. These factors contribute to an overall delay in the language learning of Danish children. Moreover, regardless of the language similarities, Danish adults rely more on context to understand ambiguous sentences when …

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What Happened During the Danish Pig Protest?

The Prussians and the Danes territorial dispute led to wars that traumatized the national identity of the Danish. When the Prussians won in the Second Schleswig War, the Prussia-controlled Danish citizens were forbidden to raise the Danish flag.  The Danish Pig protest signified the independence of the Danish citizens when the identity of the Danes …

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The King’s doctor Johann Struensee seized power for over a year in 18th century Denmark. He managed to abolish slavery, abolish censorship of the press, and have an affair with the Queen before being ousted and executed in 1772

Johann Friedrich Struensee Johann Friedrich, Greve Struensee (5 August 1737 – 28 April 1772) was a German physician, philosopher and statesman. He became royal physician to the mentally ill King Christian VII of Denmark and a minister in the Danish government. He rose in power to a position of “de facto” regent of the country, …

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During the Danish Colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede found that local Inuit had no concept for what bread was and so he changed the Lord’s Prayer to say “Give us this day our daily seal”.

Hans Egede Statue of Hans Egede by August Saabye, outside Frederik’s Church (the Marmorkirken) in Copenhagen Hans Poulsen Egede (31 January 1686 – 5 November 1758) was a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, which led him to be styled the Apostle of Greenland. He established a successful mission among the Inuit …

During the Danish Colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede found that local Inuit had no concept for what bread was and so he changed the Lord’s Prayer to say “Give us this day our daily seal”. Read More »

In 1714, 2 gunships fought for 14 hours, before one ran out of ammunition. The captain messaged his opponent, thanking him for a fine duel, and asking for more ammunition, so that the fight could continue. His opponent refused, but they then agreed to sail away in opposite directions.

When Scandinavia’s gutsiest Admiral ran out of ammo, he asked his enemy for more During the Romantic Age of Seafaring in the early 18 Century Peter Tordenskjold became the embodiment of naval heroism and derring-do. He was a daredevil combination of dashing warrior and gentleman adventurer whose exploits whilst serving in the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy …

In 1714, 2 gunships fought for 14 hours, before one ran out of ammunition. The captain messaged his opponent, thanking him for a fine duel, and asking for more ammunition, so that the fight could continue. His opponent refused, but they then agreed to sail away in opposite directions. Read More »

In the 1950s, Denmark conducted a social experiment and abducted 22 Greenlandic Inuit children, assimilating them into Danish culture. More than half died before reaching adulthood.

Eksperimentet Eksperimentet (English: The Experiment) is a 2010 Danish drama film written and directed by Louise Friedberg, and starring Ellen Hillingsø. The film premiered on 28 August 2010 in the Katuaq Culture Centre in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The release date of the film in Denmark was 9 September 2010. Background The film deals …

In the 1950s, Denmark conducted a social experiment and abducted 22 Greenlandic Inuit children, assimilating them into Danish culture. More than half died before reaching adulthood. Read More »