In album: Harvard in Scandinavia: June 23-26, 2008 (Aarhus, Jelling & Fyrkat)
Please note that all descriptions which present factual information are based on a lecture given at the sites shown by Else Roesdahl on June 25, 2008.
The Northern mound has been dated to 958-959 CE by dendochronology, and archeology shows that the first church was built out of wood and Harold's Runestone (i.e. 'The Jelling Stone') was placed circa 965-970 CE. This timing corresponds to what we know of Harold's conversion to Christianity, so the current theory is that Harold had his father's remains moved into a 'Christian grave' after converting.
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