Vasagård: Three Weeks of Archaeological Excavations on Bornholm

On July 2nd, I left Copenhagen to go to Bornholm, an island in the very east of Denmark, for three weeks. As a part of my education, I was working at archaeological excavations for four whole weeks this summer, which would count as an exam. The first week was spent at Højagergaard 4 in Høje Taastrup, which I wrote about in an earlier post. The…

Vestmanna and Kvívik: Family Time, Mountain Roads and a Viking Settlement

Back in March 2015, I stayed with Rigmor and Jens and their beautiful family for three days in Skála on Eysturoy after getting rescued from a storm while sleeping in my tent on the side of a mountain. I’ve since visited them every time I’ve returned to the Faroe Islands in their new home in Vestmanna, but I hadn’t stayed with them since. This time…

Out of Kerman: A Day Trip to Bam, Rayen and Mahan

Continuing our tours in the area around Kerman, the day after exploring the Lut Desert, our driver took us to three interesting historical sites; The ancient citadel of Bam, the ancient castle of Rayen and the 18th century Persian Garden of Shazdeh in Mahan. Arg-e Bam – The Ancient Citadel of Bam Arg-e Bam dates back to the Achaemenid Empire (6th-4th centuries BC), although most…