Nylars Rundkirke, Bornholm
Kirkens døbefont er et senromansk, gotlandsk kalkstensarbejde af den såkaldte keglestubtype. Dåbsfader viser en mandsprofil og en halvt udpudset indskrift Marcus Tullius Cicero. Fadets oprindelige formål har sikkert være at frembære tvætteduge ved rigmændenes fester. Det er et sydtysk arbejde fra ca 1575.
Krucifixet er et korbuekrucifix fra ca 1600.
De to alterstager er sengotiske. De hviler på tre fødder af form som siddende løver. Den udskårne engel med det flagrende lændeklæde i korhvælvingen er fra ca 1750.
Arnager Harbour is Bornholm's largest "offshore harbour" and the only harbour on the south coast that...
Here is the highest point of Bornholm - Rytterknægten (162 metres).The 13 m high granite tower was bu...
Aa Church, the largest church in Bornholm, was erected about 1150 in Romanesque style. In medieval ti...
Østerlars Round Church is found to the south of the village of Gudhjem on Bornholm. It is the oldest ...
Bornholm in the Baltic Sea is the only danish island where the rocks can be seen at the surface. Doe...
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.