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Odense in Odense Kommune, Southern Denmark, Denmark — Northen Europe (a Nordic Country in Scandinavia)
 

The Oldest Kingdom of the World

 
 
The Oldest Kingdom in the World Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2018
1. The Oldest Kingdom in the World Marker
Inscription.  Once upon a time - a thousand years ago - there was a king of Denmark named Gorm the Old. All through the years his family has ruled the oldest kingdom of the world, and the present Queen Margareth II is a descendant of the old King Gorm.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWomen.
 
Location. 55° 23.84′ N, 10° 23.513′ E. Marker is in Odense, Syddanmark (Southern Denmark), in Odense Kommune. Marker is on Overgade just east of Paaskestræde, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Overgade 23, Odense, Syddanmark 5000, Denmark. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hans Christian Andersen - School (within shouting distance of this marker); Grønbenet Gakket Gangart / Washladies, Water Sprites, and Waddlers (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ølbryggeri Og Gelændergaranti / A Beer Brewery and the Guaranteed Railings (about 210 meters away); Kongemord og Tordenskræpper / Royal Murder and Red Butterbur (approx. 0.3 kilometers away);
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Ambrosius Stub (approx. half a kilometer away); Munke Mølle / Monks' Mill (approx. half a kilometer away); Hans Christian Andersen at Vestergade 57-59 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Nonner på Vikingborgen / Nuns at the Viking Fortress (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odense.
 
Also see . . .  Monarchy of Denmark (Wikipedia). "The Danish monarchy is over 1000 years old, making it the third oldest monarchy in Europe after Scotland and Norway, and the fourth oldest continuous monarchy in the world still existing today, the oldest being the Imperial House of Japan. The line of kings of the modern kingdom of Denmark can be traced back to Harthacnut father of Gorm the Old (Gorm den Gamle), who reigned in the early 10th century. The kingdom itself though is probably a couple of hundred years older than that." (Submitted on December 9, 2018.) 
 
The Oldest Kingdom of the World Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 26, 2018
2. The Oldest Kingdom of the World Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here suspended above the door of Den Gamle Kro (the Old Inn) Restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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