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The Gundestrup Cauldron is a religious vessel found in Himmerland, Denmark, 1891. It was deposited in a dry section of a peat bog, dismantled with its five long rectangular plates, seven short ones and one round plate. Each plate is made of 97.0% pure silver and filled with various motifs of animals, plants and pagan deities. Sophius Müller(1892) reconstructed these plates into the present form of the cauldron: five rectangular plates are placed in the inside of the cauldron leaving 2cm of space between each, and the seven (originally eight) plates form the outside of the cauldron. The round plate is assumed as the base of the cauldron. The reconstructed cauldron with its spherical base and cylindrical side is 69cm. in diameter and 42cm. high; both the inner and outer plates are almost of the same height ( about 21cm) forming the cylindrical side of the cauldron.
Somehow I am leaning towards the possibility that the guy in the video suggests, that it may have been a ritual object used in human sacrifice.
reply to post by gortex
Taken at face value the thing becomes a bit of a conundrum because if it is from Denmark, then why are the motifs so obviously from "elsewhere"?
edit on 4-12-2013 by Bybyots because: . : .
Gundestrup antlered figure with fine detailing and animals .
Are those Elephants?
I wonder what the other ones are supposed to be as well?