The Dankirke settlement

Dankirke is a particularly interesting settlement from the Iron Age. In the 1960s archeologists from the National Museum discovered a big and significant farmhouse when they excavated the area. The objects found showed clearly, that this was not an ordinary settlement, but the house of an important and powerful family through at least 500 years. On top of this, there obviously has been quite some cult practice and sacrificing to the gods.

Vulcanic eruptions around 536 caused a severe climate disaster, which led to the end of Dankirke.

Descendants from the farm might have moved further west to Okholm. In 1859 a significant gold treasure was found here. Today it is exhibited in the National Museum of Denmark.