Jelling differs from centres like Lejre, Tissø, Borre, or Gamla Uppsala, and a royal estate with economic functions, workshops, evidence of trade, etc., has not yet been identified. Despite the large investment, the palisade was short-lived and the memory of it was lost. In the late twelfth century, the royal burials found their way into the chronicles of Sven Aggesen and Saxo. The myths and the many later legends were not always based on solid fact and new knowledge has repeatedly led to the revision of established narratives. This does not make the story less fascinating. In Jelling, a memorial was created which could be revitalized and reinterpreted time and time again in a new framework.
|Title of host publication||At være i centrum : Magt og minde - højstatusbegravelser i udvalgte centre 950-1450|
|Editors||Mikael Manøe Bjerregaard, Mads Runge|
|Number of pages||18|
|Place of Publication||Odense|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Series||Kulturhistoriske studier i centralitet |