Today M&F visited the Jellinge Museum and saw the newly discovered gold hoard that is displayed there. - It's one of the largest gold-hoards found in DK ever, and it was found by an amateur with a metal detector.
The museum has also been modernized and that was something M&F had a look at as well.
- I didn't know bicycling was a craze back in the 900's though... But for whatever reason there was a little focus on local cycling as well.
Jellinge Museum is the home of the Jellinge Stones, that are considered "the proof of baptism" for Denmark as it is the first time Denmark is mentioned in an official context as a nation. It's also the first burial place for the first king of Denmark, Gorm the Old and his wife Thyra.
As a part of the new museum the visitors can now ask an interactive Gorm the Old questions and that M&F duly did: https://www.bt.dk/royale/kronprinses...koner-havde-du
Frederik: Was it hard being king a 1.000 years ago?
Gorm: "Yes, very hard. You really had to be heavy-handed!"
Mary: How many wives did you have?
Gorm: "My beloved Thyra. My one and only."
They also asked how old and how tall he was:
"Gorm the Old was 56 years old, very old!"
"I was really tall, 1.60!" (5'3'')
The interactive interview is based on artificial intelligence, founded on a number of facts about Gorm the Old and the time he lived in, but the answers being computer generated it may not come up with the same answer each time and there are limits to what questions it can answer.
The grammar is not yet in place either. The answer to Frederik was actually: "heavy-hand" instead of heavy-handed.
The museum people appear to have had a lot of fun putting in answers and facts and hearing what comes out.
The cycle stuff is because the Tour de France run will go past the Jellinge Stones.