The World in the Viking Age

April, 10th
Photo @Agnés Colbert
Crown Princess Mary attend the exhibition The world in the viking age (Verden i Vikingetiden) at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde. 

On the trail of the world in the Viking Age
It's Søren M. Sindbæk, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, who lectures on the exciting international research and new archaeological discoveries made in relation to the world the Vikings at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde. The Vikings are known for their movements across the sea, both as trade men but also more barbaric who took on raid. This and much more you can experience at the Viking Ship Museum. You find more information here.

When you ask a foreigner to tell something they know about Denmark and Danes, I'm sure most of them would mention the Viking's, how they looted everywhere they came. They are known as barbaric, even in Denmark that's how they are referred to. Something we might forget is the fact that the Viking's also were great trade men who sailed across the ocean. At this time in history, the Viking's are known for their incredible sailing abilities in new long boats with space for many men. Archaeologists have already studied the Viking's for centuries but for every year we seems to get even more knowledgeable on the world in the Viking age. With focus on boats, trade routes etc. the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde exhibits a special exhibition and who to invite as guest of honor? Of course Crown Princess Mary. She arrived to Roskilde to attended the opening of the Viking Ship Museums new exhibition. She was given flowers at the arrival and was warmly welcomed by employees working at the museum. Surrounded by hundreds years old Viking ships, Mary entered the stage and gave her speech. Music was prepared as entertainment followed by a guided tour for the Crown Princess who with great interest listened to what she was told about the ship museums, the ships, some history about the Viking's and the world in the Viking age. I never had the chance to visit the museum yet but I would really like to. It's kinda of a bubble of history, where you get close to Denmark's history as well as history of the world.

Photo @Agnés Colbert
Photo @Agnés Colbert
When Mary arrived to Roskilde the weather wasn't really that good, despite that she looked incredible stylish in her dark coat and matching accessories. She wasn't that much of a Viking looking like this! A-line coats as this one should be in every women's wardrobe because it is a fantastic and rather simple way to look stunning. Luckily there are millions of designs to choose the one you like. Mary often wears clothes as well as coats we probably wouldn't choose. Because of that I believe she has become a timeless icon. At the opening she wore one of her old goodies, a blue and brown Prada coat featuring lots of interesting details. Matching both rest of the outfit and the poster from the exhibition, she wore these dazzling patent leather pumps from designer Rupert Sanderson. At first I thought L.K. Bennett was the designer but with pictures from the opening of this new exhibition I realized they had not much in comment. The reason was quite simple, because it was the wrong designer. I adore the shape and colour of these pumps! Not to forget the stunning, and really expensive, Quidam clutch identified by my dear friend Pernille. She told me that she stumbled across the clutch in a magazine and immediately knew it was the one we all were searching for. Thanks to her we now know who created this little wonder! From four different, Danish, jewellery designers Mary accessorized her outfit with four different pieces of jewellery: Jewlscph earrings which is new by the way, two bracelets from Shamballa Jewels and Marianne Dulong and diamond rings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. Specking of which I think her new earrings are really beautiful but maybe a little too much for this outfit. What do you think? 

Coat: Prada
Earrings: Jewlscph Norma White DKK 13.599
Bracelet: Shamballa JewelRoyal Bracelet w. Argyle Pink Diamond Pavé
Bracelet: Marianne Dulong Anello Pearl Bracelet, Big DKK 36.900
Rings: Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen Love Bands
Clutch: Quidam Grey Calfskin Clutch
Shoes: Rupert Sanderson Winona in Navy Patent £425

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