While the rain was falling over Geopark Odsherred, Queen Margrethe arrived on Saturday at the site of the Bronze Age find The Sun Wagon appeared over 100 years ago in 1902.
The place has so far been an inaccessible area for visitors.
But now the site of Denmark’s historic finds is open to guests, after the Queen inaugurated Solvognens Findsted on Saturday, which is part of Geopark Odsherred.
The solar car, which can be seen at the National Museum in Copenhagen, is considered one of the world’s most important Bronze Age finds.
At the entrance to Trundholm Mose, where the solar car was found, a four meter high wall has now been placed. It is adorned with illustrations, and here the Queen could closely study the illustrations showing people from the Bronze Age.
The queen, who cut the ribbon at the entrance gate in Northwest Zealand, was shown around by museum inspector from the National Museum Flemming Kaul.
The solar car appeared in 1902, when farmer Frederik Willumsen plowed his land and suddenly fell over the solar car.
The bronze figure, which depicts a six-wheeled chariot with a horse and a gold-plated sun disk, is today considered a national treasure.
It is made in the older Bronze Age. It is about 1400 years before the birth of Christ.
At the time, it was believed that the sun moved with the help of ships and divine animals, writes TV2 East.
Geopark Odsherred is Denmark’s first and only UNESCO-certified geopark. According to the royal family, the park’s special task is to preserve and communicate the area’s special landscape.
Source: The Nordic Page