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la Cour, Poul

 

Poul la Cour was a Danish inventor and trailblazer in the development of local windmills

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Fishing Weir

 

Fishing weirs are one of the oldest, advanced fishing methods that we know of. In Denmark, these mainly caught salmon, eel and trout

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Christian VII

   

Christian VII was a Danish king, but his mental illness made him unable to rule and the country was mostly ruled by royal advisors

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Bohr, Niels

     

Niels Bohr is known for understanding atomic structures and quantum mechanics. He received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1922.

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Dominican Monks

   

The Dominicans are a mendicant order of monks. The order was created in 1216 by the Spanish saint Dominic de Guzman

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Bengerd, Queen

 

Queen Bengerd was born in Portugal, daughter of the Portugese King Sancho I. She was married to King Valdemar Sejr.

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Classical Antiquity

         

The term Antiquity was first used to distinguish between the Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Recent times

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Great Prayer Day

   

Great Prayer Day (Store Bededag) is a Danish public holiday, falling on the fourth Friday after Easter

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Petroglyph

 

Petroglyphs are man-made drawings and symbols drawn on stones from the prehistoric era, mainly from the Bronze Age

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