National Geographic : 1949 Feb
18U SNational (GoraphicS oelety + Sheep at Traelleborg Browse on History in the Ruins of a Viking Camp An earthen rampart surrounds the fortress. The gate is one of four; keys survive. A thousand years ago the barrack's curved ring of stones was crowned with wooden walls. Its shiplike shape is ascribed to seafarer-architects. Stones in center mark the fireplace. arnriL(llOlnes ny .\laylnarl' I 11WII\n IlidnItS W Harald, Grandsire of England's King Canute, Set Up Jelling's Rune Stones in 900's On the larger, Harald boasts of having Christianized the Danes; on the smaller, King Gorm memorializes Thyra. his queen. Buried near, they occupy Denmark's oldest royal tombs. Danes are as peaceable as their ancestors, who conquered England, were fierce.