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Between Egypt, Mesopotamia and Scandinavia: Late Bronze Age glass beads found in Denmark
- Varberg, Jeanette, Gratuze, Bernard, Kaul, Flemming
- Journal of archaeological science 2015 v.54 pp. 168-181
- archaeology, glass, trade, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Scandinavia
- New research results from glass beads found in Denmark reveal surprising evidence for contact in the 14th–12th centuries BC between Egypt, Mesopotamia and Denmark, indicating a complex and far-reaching trade network. 290 annular glass beads ranging from dark blue to green, white and yellow, along with four polychrome beads, have been found in 14th–12th century burials from Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein in North Germany. Coming from well dated contexts, twenty-three well-preserved Danish glass beads were chosen for analysis.