20 kilometres north of Copenhagen you will find Vedbækfundene, one of three museums making up the Rudersdal Museums. Vedbækfundene is an archaeological museum about the Stone Age where, among other things, you can see one of the world’s most famous graves, belonging to an 18-year-old woman and her baby. The woman went into labour too early and both her and the baby died. “What is so special about the grave is that the baby was buried on a swan wing,” says Anne Birgitte Gurlev, curator of Vedbækfundene. “This shows how upset the community was about the death.”

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