Viking crime? - The body of man was hidden in the ground under the floor in one of the pit-houses - definitely not a decent grave for a Viking. He is the oldest Aarhus citizen found till now. His left femoral bone is sent to age determination research. His right hip joint shows a partly healed injury. He was a limping cripple, and furthermore the poor man's head was missing when he was excavated. This skeleton will also be on display in situ in the new exhibition.
A museologic case-story on the process and the phases of producing a site-exhibition in 2008. The exhibition displays the life inside the fortressed Viking Age city Aros (Aarhus) around year 950. The site-exhibition is a part of Moesgård Museum, who excavated the site in 1963-64, before a new bank was to be built. The concrete basement was later used for the first site-exhibition.
The 2008 Exhibition layout and design: Jens Kirkeby. Writer: Martin Djupdræt. Archaeological supervising: Hans Skov. Wall paintings: Erik Sørensen. Restauration and technique: The staff at Moesgård Museum.