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Old 10-03-2016, 06:16 AM
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The altar hanging looks absolutely fabulous. So much painstaking work!
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:44 AM
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Thanks, Iceflower & An Ard Ri

IT was well featured on the main news last night. And it's beautiful work. No wonder the locals were very pleased with it.

And while in Wittenberg, QMII also planted a tree: http://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelige...e-i-wittenberg
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:02 AM
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Yesterday, October 7, Queen Margrethe opened the exhibition "The first Immigrants - Stone Age" at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus:



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Old 10-08-2016, 10:09 AM
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Being an armchair traveler back to ancient civilizations, I would really have loved to have been there with HM as she opened this exhibit. Its got to be something really special when one can trace their heritage back hundreds of years such as Margrethe can.

My family tree starts with me so when you shake that tree, a lot of nuts fall out.
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Old 10-08-2016, 12:17 PM
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Thanks, Iceflower.

I can well imagine it would have taken four strong men to drag QMII away from this exhibition!
And if she smiled more her head would simply split in half!

It is indeed most interesting, because what happened in DK some 6.000 years ago is continually being updated.

During the last ice age the ice stopped right across Jutland, with the rest of DK being buried under ice. But it was still a good place to live for hunter-gatherers, also when the ice started to retreat some 12.000 years ago.
When the ice had gone DK was first marsh-land, the tundra and then dense forest, very most oak and similar slow-growing trees. Beech which is such a dominant feature of Danish fauna came later.
Initially it was thought most people lived in the forests, but it turns out they were almost empty of people until some 8.000 years ago. Most actually lived along the shallow coastline. Fishing and harvesting clamps, and we are talking tons of clamps! - It was food-wise a very rich society. Much more secure than hunting in the forest.

But the climate changed and at least one major disaster must have wiped out countless small communities along the shore-lines off what is now Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and DK. That happened after a massive collapse in either North America or Norway (perhaps both) send a tsunami down what became the North Sea.
And this is when people started to settle along the rivers and even inside the forest.

Then some 6.000 years ago strange people began to arrive from the south. The brought with them weird animals and they lived in permanent settlements and farmed the land. But first and foremost they bred!
A farmer-woman could easily have twice as many children as a woman from a hunter-gatherer society.
The interesting bit is: what happened?
Interbreeding?
Trade? Warfare?
Or did the first people simply migrate away? - Because at that time the coastlines were more or less abandoned, certainly along the sparse west coast of Jutland.

Genetically speaking traces of the first people have been found as far away as the Baltic Countries. So perhaps most did migrate to the still rich coastlines of the Baltic Sea?
Hunter gatherers simply don't have the resources and manpower to keep up a state of war for long anyway.
So the answer to the above questions is probably: All of them.

These farmers who took over, became the Jutes, the Cimbrians, the Angles and Saxons, who much later invaded England.
Around the same time the Danes came west from what is now Sweden and probably Zealand.

Also interesting is that according to one theory at least, the original hunter gatherers were darker-skinned. I.e. like southern Europeans today. That was due to their, according t the theory, much more protein-rich and varied diet. While the farmers were more fair-skinned, due to a deficiency of a certain vitamin in their diet.

AFAIK there have never been found traces of Neanderthals in DK, so perhaps they never came so far north?
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:11 PM
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Thank you for the information, Muhler. As an archaeologist I know a bit about the pre-historic times in the Netherlands. But nothing about the more Northern countries, where the last Iceage would have lasted much longer.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:25 PM
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This museum of Moesgaard was one of the great discoveries when I stayed in Aarhus last year! I can well imagine that HM was enthralled; I spent hours there and only left because a large museum guard insisted I do so! I hope the exhibit will be up for a while so that I can revisit and enjoy
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:32 AM
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Today QMII presented a research-award to professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, who has done extensive research into pain and pain-relief.
QMII herself are one of the many people who live with daily and/or chronic pain.

I hope you'll be back, Gerry.
After the rebuild Moesgaard (prehistoric) Museum is always a pleasure to visit.
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I learn something new everyday. I never realized that Margrethe lives with chronic pain of any kind. To look at her face and her expressions, one would never know that unless told.

Makes HM, The Queen presenting this auspicious award to Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen even more memorable and special for both of them.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:46 PM
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She does.

Pains in her back. That's why we often see her adjutant carry a folding chair or she is seen leaning against something.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:23 PM
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I resemble that definition of chronic pain most days.

Maybe someone should publish an article that details the good works of the Professor and along with it, show how one person can deal with and live with chronic back pain but no one would ever know it as she always seems to be rarin' to go with gusto and enjoys what she is doing all the while smiling ear to ear.

Makes me just admire her even more. Thanks Muhler!
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Today QMII presented a research-award to professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, who has done extensive research into pain and pain-relief.
QMII herself are one of the many people who live with daily and/or chronic pain.

I hope you'll be back, Gerry.
After the rebuild Moesgaard (prehistoric) Museum is always a pleasure to visit.
I will, Muhler and will keep you posted!
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:17 AM
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On October 14 Queen Margrethe received Taavi Rőivas, Prime Minister of Estonia, at Christian IX's Palć, Amalienborg:


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Not really. IIRC she visited a gallery close to McD. But there was some construction going on, so she had to go this way.
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Drats! I bet my last piece of cheesecake that if HM wanted to, she could cajole the ingredients of McD's "special sauce" out of them. Personally, to me, it tastes a lot like 1000 Island dressing.
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Not really. IIRC she visited a gallery close to McD. But there was some construction going on, so she had to go this way.
Into the shop?
Thanks Muhler. Maybe Henrik asked her to bring a take-away for him.
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Drats! I bet my last piece of cheesecake that if HM wanted to, she could cajole the ingredients of McD's "special sauce" out of them. Personally, to me, it tastes a lot like 1000 Island dressing.


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QMII was on her way to a bookshop, when this photo was taken.
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