Christians in Denmark by 9th century

New studies of the Domskirke in Ribe, Denmark show that Christians may have lived in the area 100 years before Denmark officially became a Christian country. Excavations at the site have unearthed over 70 Christian burials dating to the mid-to-late 9th century.

Unlike Pagan graves, these graves contained no grave goods and were buried east to west. Officially, Denmark was declared Christian by Harald Bluetooth in 965, but small Christian enclaves were apparently established before that date.