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Encyclopedia > Trundholm Sun Chariot
The Sun Chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology.
The Sun Chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology.
The back side of the Sun Chariot.
The back side of the Sun Chariot.

The Sun Chariot of Trundholm is a late Nordic Bronze Age artefact, dated to the 14th and the 15th centuries BC, discovered in 1902 in the Trundholm moor near Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark (approx. 55°55′ N 11°37′ E). It is a bronze statue of a horse drawing the Sun in a chariot. The horse drawing the solar disk runs on four wheels, and the Sun itself on two. All wheels have four spokes. The "chariot" consist solely of the solar disk, the axle, and the wheels, and it is unclear if the sun is imagined as being itself a chariot, or as riding in a chariot. The presence of a model of a horse-drawn vehicle on spoked wheels in Northern Europe at such an early time is in any case astonishing, the earliest known actual chariots (as opposed to ox-drawn carts without spokes) in Europe are from the Iron Age, dating from ca. the 6th century BC (see Etruscan chariot). Image File history File links en: Solvognen (The Sun Carriage) from the Bronze Age, at display at the National Museum (Nationalmuseet) in Denmark da: Solvognen fra bronzealderen, udstillet pÃ¥ Nationalmuseet Date: 29. ... Image File history File links en: Solvognen (The Sun Carriage) from the Bronze Age, at display at the National Museum (Nationalmuseet) in Denmark da: Solvognen fra bronzealderen, udstillet pÃ¥ Nationalmuseet Date: 29. ... Map of the Nordic Bronze Age culture, ca 1200 BC The Nordic Bronze Age is the name given by Oscar Montelius (1843-1921) to a period and a Bronze Age culture in Scandinavian pre-history, ca 1800 BC - 600 BC, with sites that reached as far east as Estonia [1... ImageMetadata File history File links Solvogn_bagside. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Solvogn_bagside. ... A Sun chariot is a mythological representation of the Sun riding in a chariot. ... Map of the Nordic Bronze Age culture, ca 1200 BC The Nordic Bronze Age is the name given by Oscar Montelius (1843-1921) to a period and a Bronze Age culture in Scandinavian pre-history, ca 1800 BC - 600 BC, with sites that reached as far east as Estonia [1... (15th century BC - 14th century BC - 13th century BC - other centuries) (1400s BC - 1390s BC - 1380s BC - 1370s BC - 1360s BC - 1350s BC - 1340s BC - 1330s BC - 1320s BC - 1310s BC - 1300s BC - other decades) (3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC) Events 1344 - 1322 BC -- Beginning of... (16th century BC - 15th century BC - 14th century BC - other centuries) (1500s BC - 1490s BC - 1480s BC - 1470s BC - 1460s BC - 1450s BC - 1440s BC - 1430s BC - 1420s BC - 1410s BC - 1400s BC - other decades) (3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC) Events 1504 BC - 1492 BC -- Egypt... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Bronze figurine, found at Öland Bronze is the traditional name for a broad range of alloys of copper. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... The Sun is the star at the centre of our Solar system. ... Chariot was the name of a WW2 naval weapon, the British manned torpedo. ... A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel (the hub where the axle connects), connecting the hub with the round traction surface. ... An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... (7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC - other centuries) (600s BC - 590s BC - 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - other decades) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 5th and 6th centuries BC were... Rogers Fund, 1903 (03. ...


The disk has a diameter of ca. 25 cm, and is gilded on only one side, the right-hand one relative to the horse. This has been interpreted as an indication of the belief that the Sun is drawn across the heavens from East to West during the day, showing its bright side, and back from West to East during the night, showing its dark side.


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Map of the Nordic Bronze Age culture, ca 1200 BC The Nordic Bronze Age is the name given by Oscar Montelius (1843-1921) to a period and a Bronze Age culture in Scandinavian pre-history, ca 1800 BC - 600 BC, with sites that reached as far east as Estonia [1... A Sun chariot is a mythological representation of the Sun riding in a chariot. ... The Urnfield culture of central European culture is dated roughly between 1300 BC and 750 BC. The name describes the custom of cremating the dead and placing them in cemeteries. ... The Nebra skydisk before restoration Diagram of the disk in its current condition (a star and a part of the full moon was restored). ... Four tall conical golden hats dating to between 1400 BC and 800 BC, have been found in Central Europe: one find in 1835 near Schifferstadt near Speyer dated to 1400-1300, one fragmentary find in 1844 near Avanton near Poitiers, one at Ezelsdorf near Nurnberg in 1953, dated to 1000... A solar deity is a deity who represents the Sun. ... The Trundholm Sun Chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology. ... In Norse mythology, Arvak (early-riser) and Alsvid (all-swift) were the horses that pulled Sols chariot (i. ... The fall of Phaeton, Johann Liss, beginning of 17th century. ... One of the slabs of stone showing a chariot The Kings Grave near Kivik in south-eastern SkÃ¥ne (55°41′ N 14°14′ E) is what remains of an unusually sumptuous Nordic Bronze Age burial ca 1000 BC. In spite of the fact that it has been used... The Egtved Girl is the well-preserved remains of a 16-20 year old Nordic Bronze Age girl found in Egtved (55°37′ N 9°18′ E), Denmark in 1921. ... The HÃ¥ga Kurgan, the HÃ¥ga Mound (HÃ¥gahögen) or King Björns Mound (Kung Björns hög) is a large Nordic Bronze Age kurgan, on the western outskirts (59°50′ N 17°35′ E) of Uppsala, Sweden. ...

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The sun chariot pulled by a horse is believed to be a sculpture illustrating an important part of Nordic Bronze Age mythology.
The sun chariot of Trundholm is a late Nordic Bronze Age artefact, dated to the 14th and the 15th centuries BC, discovered in 1902 in the Trundholm moor in West Zealand County on the northwest coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark, in a region known as Odsherred (approx.
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