• Short Summary

    Visnews May 18 filmed
    the biggest, and probably the oldest "Old Town' in the world, Aarhus near
    Jutland, Denmark, on the occasion of its 50th birthday.

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    Visnews May 18 filmed
    the biggest, and probably the oldest "Old Town' in the world, Aarhus near
    Jutland, Denmark, on the occasion of its 50th birthday.

    The collection began in 1909 when a few of Denmark's oldest houses were moved to
    an exhibition site. When the exhibition finished there was not enough money left
    to return them to their original sites. An Aarhus businessman hit upon the idea
    of moving other old houses to the site and forming a museum of ancient Danish
    architecture.

    Denmark was scoured for these ancient monuments. Many of the sixty-two houses
    were built before 1500. When found they were declared national property and
    removed to Aarhus, Houses are still being earmarked in readiness for re-erection
    in Denmark's Old Town Museum.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABA7MYD69B43GM0G8GIR0A43U5
    Media URN:
    VLVABA7MYD69B43GM0G8GIR0A43U5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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