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The municipality has an area of 240 km² and a total population of ca. Legends of the kings of Lejre are known from a number of medieval sources, including the twelfth-century Gesta Danorum written by Saxo Grammaticus and the anonymous twelfth-century Chronicon Lethrense, or Chronicle of Lejre.As the home of the Skjölding (Old English Scylding) dynasty mentioned in Beowulf, Archeological excavations undertaken since the 1980s have produced dramatic confirmation that medieval legends of Lejre, though largely fabulous, have a basis in history.Contact Guldborgsund Language and Integration Centre here or phone 54 73 17 50.You must have: Daytime classes meet 3 or 5 days a week. The Danish Language course consists of different levels and modules.The right to attend free Danish language lessons is limited to 3 years from the date of your first registration in Denmark.
It is therefore important that you contact a Danish language school as soon as possible after your registration in Denmark.As for the Iron Age archaeological settlement complex unearthed since the 1980s, its two related parts span the period from about 550 to about 1000 AD, thus confirming the significance of this "land of legends" over a period of almost half a millennium, up to the time when Denmark was converted to Christianity and a new royal capital was established at what is now the cathedral city of Roskilde.On account of its imposing monuments as well as its unusual surrounding terrain, Gammel Lejre has long been a focal point for antiquarian scholarship, a source of Danish national pride, and a source of fascination regarding Scandinavian prehistory.A wooded path and lake a short distance west of Lejre, as well, was identified by some antiquarian scholars as "Herthadal," the sacred sacrificial precinct of the goddess Nerthus (also called Hertha), whose rites were described by the Roman historian Tacitus in chapter 40 of his Germania.While such speculations can be dismissed as contributing to a "myth of Lejre" that has little to do with the actual Iron Age settlement-complex that has now been excavated, it could be argued that reality and fantasy have always been intertwined in stories pertaining to this region.The relative absence of weapon finds suggests that the site was more important as a social and economic center than as a military base.