Blåvand, Denmark


Sædding is a district of Esbjerg in southwest Jutland, Denmark, some 5 km (3.1 mi) northwest of the centre and 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Hjerting.

Once a village, Sædding (originally Sæthum, later also Sæddæn) has now become a district of Esbjerg. In the 1970s, a large Viking village was discovered in the northern part of Sædding covering 3.5 ha (8.6 acres). In the central area, there were six or seven farmhouses surrounding an extensive open area measuring 150 m (490 ft) by 30 m (98 ft). The main buildings, up to 55 m (180 ft) in length, were accompanied by smaller structures including workshops for weavers and smiths. In all, there were 115 farmhouses, 75 workshops and seven wells. The village had existed for some 200 years until the 11th century. One of Denmark's oldest Christian crosses crafted in bronze was found at the site.

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