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(December 17-21, 2004)

Peter Nyfeler

Church of Sertig

Hans Nyberg †

Thorsager Round Church

Thorsager, Djursland, Denmark

December 20, 15.00 GMT

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© 2004 Hans Nyberg, All Rights Reserved.

Thorsager Round Church is one of the 7 medieval Round Churches in Denmark. It belongs to a group of 3 churches called Absalon Round Churches, built by Bishop Absalon and his family. It is built around 4 pillars while the 4 round churches on the island Bornholm only have 1 central pillar.

The church built in the beginning of 1200 is situated in the centre of Djursland but in medieval time Thorsager was a village at the shore of a fiord which divided Djursland in a north and south part. Saxo the famous Danish historian talks about viking sea battles at Thorsager.

It is believed that the church, built with it's thick walls on a hill at the village was a "Sanctuary" for people in the area and for the Danish king to hide his treasures.

Europe / Denmark

Lat: 56° 20' 31" N
Long: 10° 27' 37" E

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