Friday, August 24, 2012

Not the founder of Copenhagen

One of the good things about the construction of the metro and all the digging, is that the archaeologists discover a lot of new things about the old Copenhagen. One of the more interesting new discoveries is that this guy, Bishop Absalon, wasn't the founder of Copenhagen. There had been a thriving town with a church, a marketplace and a major estate in around 1000AD, 160 years before King Valdemar gave the town to Absalon, so now the history of Denmark need a bit of rewriting.