Danish prince with Roman gifts
From February the public can experience the sensational grave of "The Ishøj Prince" at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The grave was discovered in Ishøj – near Copenhagen – in October 2007.
The grave of "The Ishøj Prince" has been dated to the Iron Age, i.e. AD 250-400, and it is considered by archaeologists to be one of the most important discoveries in Denmark in recent times. The grave is important on account of the very fine Roman gifts which were buried with the prince: large gold rings, an elegant Roman wine set in copper, as well as a large number of gaming pieces made of glass. The finest gifts in the grave are two Roman glass beakers decorated with gladiators fighting and dolphins.