5000 years agricultural production in Denmark behind the wealth and success of the most happy people on earth: the danes

Harvest of grain in Denmark august 2009Seven Highs, Melby, North Zealand, Denmark. Harvest in august 2009. IN the background of the picture : One of the seven highs, burial moundsfrom the danish bronze age about 2000 years B.C. Photo: August 2009..

Seven Highs, Melby, North Zealand, Denmark. Harvest in august 2009. In the background of the picture : One of the seven highs, burial mounds from the Danish Bronze age about 2000 years B.C. Photo: August 2009.

Kornhøst ved “Syv Høje”, Bronzealder gravhøje i Melby, Nordsjælland, Danmark.

Harvest of grain in Denmark, august 2009.

Melby, North Zealand.

Text and pictures Erik K Abrahamsen


Melby is situated only 2 km fra the sea of Kattegat,  2-3 km from the lake Arresø and 2-3 km fra The Fjord of Roskilde,  all a part of the Danish Riviera.

In this area people lived since 9300 – 3900 B.C. ( Old Danish Stone Age) of hunting and fishing.

In Young Stone Age  3900-1700 B.C. people began agricultural production of grain and animal.

This production exspanded all over Denmark with small settlements in The Danish Bronze Age  from 1700 – 500 B.C.

Seven Highs, Melby, North Zealand. Originally 8 buriels mounds from Danish Bronze Age 1700-500 B.C. Settlement here since The Danish Stone Age(3900-1700 B.C.)  more then 5000 years ago. Photo. August 2009.

Seven Highs, Melby, North Zealand. Originally 8 burial mounds from Danish Bronze Age 1700-500 B.C. Settlement here since The Danish Stone Age (3900-1700 B.C.) more then 5000 years ago. Photo. August 2009.


The Seven Highs in Melby are alle from the Bronze Age and are burials mounds from the settlements here since 5000 years ago.

A beautiful spring and summer with right sunshine and rain gives temperature excellent for agricultural production.

This is one of the secrets of danish economic wealth in the last 5000 years.

Sign on Seven High telling the storu of the burial mounds, the settlements with corn and animal production and the findengs in the graves from The dahish Bronze Age 1700-500 B.C. All the area is protected under The National Danish Museum (Nationalmuseet). Photo: august 2009.

Sign on Seven High telling the story of the burial mounds, the settlement with grain and animal production and the findings in the graves from The danish Bronze Age 1700-500 B.C. All the area is protected under The National Danish Museum (Nationalmuseet). Photo: august 2009.

And when a society starts sharing its wealth with all its members it will make all happy.


This process started in 1200 A.C. in a small scale, when the christians monks arrived to Scandinavia, continued after The Lutheran Reformation in Denmark 1536 and accelerated in 20´century when the big worker- movements in Denmark came to political power via a political party:  Social Democratic Party ( Socialdemokratiet) in the 1930´. They agreed social laws in the Danish Parlament to protect and helped the poor and unemployed. And in The 1960´they were the main movement to high personal income tax to exspand social laws for the benefit of all danes health through free medical and hospital help for all, protected working conditions, free education on the highest university levels and help under unemployment and for people with reduced ability to work or disablements.

Such a welfare state is expensive. The Danish Goverment and Danish Communes and regions taxes about 50% of the gross national product.

The Seven Highs. Melby. The danish gold the last 5000 years: The corn production. On top and in the bachground of the picture one of the seven burial mounds from The Danish Bronze Age 1700-500 B.B. Photo: July 2009

The Seven Highs, Melby. The danish gold the last 5000 years: The grain production. On top and in the background of the picture two of the seven burial mounds from The Danish Bronze Age 1700-500 B.B. Photo: July 2009

But what a gift for a whole nation of only 6 mill. inhabitans to be the most happy nation on earth.

It gives you freedom in your daily life, protection, joy, respect, love and confidence. That makes a nation creative and optimistic and stretches its arm out to other nations to help and inspire.

I am happy and proud, that I and my family have lived in Denmark the last 500 years and I have had such a good life since I was born in 1945 with a perfect health and a social life with family and friends.

Thank you to all the danish people in the last 5000 years, who gave birth to a nation and developed it to what it is today. Not perfect but adequate for all to take a personal responsibility to work, create and fight for a good and happy life.


Melby, North Zealand. Agricultural modern machine for harvest of corn. There has been abgricultural productions of animals and corn since the Danish Stone Age 3900 B.C.- 1700 B.C. In the background Melby village with the church in roman architecture from abouth 1200 A.C. and the Mill from late 1800 A.C. for flour production.this arrea

Melby, North Zealand. Agricultural modern machine for harvest of grain. In this area there have been agricultural productions of animals and corn since the Danish Stone Age 3900 - 1700 B.C. In the background Melby village with the church in roman architecture from abouth 1200 A.C. and the Mill from late 1800 A.C. for flour production. Photo: August 2009

Map of Halsnaes Commune with Melby, Frederiksvaerk, Hundested, Liseleje, Asserbo, Arrenakke, Tisvilde hegn, Arresø, Roskilde Fjord and Kattegat. North Zealand and part of the Danish Riviera.e

Map of Halsnaes Commune with Melby, Frederiksvaerk, Hundested, Liseleje, Asserbo, Arrenakke, Tisvilde Hegn, Arresø, Roskilde Fjord and Kattegat. North Zealand and part of the Danish Riviera. Photo: 2008


Seven Highs, Melby. Ploughed field anno 2009. Under one of the burial mounds archeoligist have founds a ritual ploughing the plough from Stone Age (3900-1700 B.C.) and Bronze Age (1700-500B.C.)In the background of the picture: one of the seven burial mounds in melby. called: Arden.

Seven Highs, Melby. Ploughed field anno 2009. Under one of the burial mounds archaeologists have found a ritual furrow with a plough called ARDEN from Stone Age (3900-1700 B.C.) and Bronze Age (1700-500B.C.) In the background of the picture: one of the seven burial mounds in Melby. Photo: 20. october 2009

All photos: Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2009

You are welcome to download this article and photos for your own use.

Love and peace for you and your family and friends.

Copenhagen, 22. october 2009

Best wishes Erik


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  1. MaillotOM Says:

    Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading it! Thank you!

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