The Fregerslev Project was initiated in 2017 after the discovery of an exceptionally well-equipped equestrian burial from the 10th century at Fregerslev near Skanderborg, Denmark. This conference presents the preliminary results of the research project and seeks to place the burial in a wider context. On the first day of the conference, the research team will present the burial and the analyses of its contents. On the second day, we aim to explore the social, political, cultural and religious background of equestrian burial in southern Scandinavia. Was the burial from Fregerslev and others like it, an expression of a new powerful elite? New religious symbolism? New funerary rituals? New cultural impulses and changing values? The conference invites an open debate on the equestrian burials and their significance in Viking-Age society.

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International conference in Skanderborg, Denmark
Open for all interested.
The 27th and 28th of June, 2019

Skanderborg Fælled 1
8660 Skanderborg