The Egtved Girl was a Nordic Bronze Age girl whose well-preserved remains were found at Egtved in 1921. Aged 16-18 at death, she was slim, 160 cm tall, had long blonde hair and well-trimmed nails. Her burial has been dated by dendrochronology to 1370 BCE. She was discovered in a barrow approximately 30 metres wide and 4 metres high.
She wore a loose bodice with sleeves reaching the elbow. She had a bare waist and wore a short string skirt. She had bronze bracelets and a woolen belt with a large disc decorated with spirals and a spike. At her feet were the cremated remains of a child, age 5-6. By her head there was a small birch bark box which contained an awl, bronze pins and a hair net.
Before the coffin was closed she was covered with a blanket and a cowhide. Flowering yarrow (indicating a summer burial) and a bucket of beer made of wheat, honey, bog-myrtle and cowberries were placed atop. Her distinctive outfit, which caused a sensation when it was unearthed in the 1920s, is the best preserved example of a style now known to be common in Northern Europe during the Bronze Age.