Mammen

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Mammen
Village
Mammen church
Mammen church
Mammen is located in Denmark
Mammen
Mammen
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Country Denmark
Region Central Denmark (Midtjylland)
Municipality Viborg
Population (2014)
 • Total 329 [1]
Time zone Central European Time (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Mammen is a village in Viborg Municipality, Denmark 7 km north of Bjerringbro.

The Mammen area was the finding site of the famous and rich Mammen chamber tomb; a Viking Age chamber tomb, complete with the remains and offerings of a wealthy magnate burial in the winter of 970-71 AD. The tomb was opened in 1868, when a farmer began digging away at the mound of Bjerringhøj.[2] At about the same time, a hoard was unearthed close by in a gravel quarry.[3] The various objects of both finds later gave name to the so-called Mammen style, an art phase typical of Scandinavia. The objects are displayed at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen.

From modern times Mammen is recognized as the production site of Mammen cheese, a well known brand in Denmark.

References

  1. BEF44: Population 1.January by urban areas database from Statistics Denmark
  2. The grave from Mammen The National Museum of Denmark
  3. The hoard from Mammen The National Museum of Denmark

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