Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Germany: Hedeby

On Thursday I got two postcards: one from Germany and one from Jordan.

The card from Germany shows the reconstructed viking houses of Hedeby. Hedeby was an important Viking Age town. Due to its unique situation between the Frankish Empire and the Danish Kingdom, Hedeby became an important trading centre between continental Europe and Scandinavia and between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. In 1050 the town was destroyed and its location was forgotten, until it was rediscovered in 1900. In 1985 the Viking Museum Hedeby was opened at the site. Since 2018 is the Archaeological Border complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke on the UNESCO World Heritage List.



Stamp:
100th birthday of Heinz Sielmann (issued 08-06-2017)


Thank You very much Christa and Karina!

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