Happy Easter and Happy Birthday to our majesty Queen Margaret II of Denmark. In Greenland we traditionally celebrate our current regent by saluting them on their birthday. As is it would happen it coincides with Easter this year and so we started Easter morning in a spectacular fashion. The cannons used for the salute are also used on our National Day and during certain celebratory occasions. #greenland #history #royal #queen #majesty #majestyofdenmark #birthday #celebrations #cannons #kaboom #bigbadaboom #awesome
Arctic archaeology. Being an archaeologists in the arctic is a discipline reserved for the toughest and bravest, but is certainly pays off! Look at these beautiful images from the abandoned settlements Qoornoq and Kangeq, located in the fjords around Nuuk.
Happy valentine's day! Though Valentine's day is not a traditional part of the inuits culture, we here at @natmus_gl fully support the idea of a day that celebrates love of all kinds - between families, friends and loves ones alike. Tell your loved one that you love them in Greenlandic by saying: asavakkit! <3 The image was snapped by the phenomenal photographer Jette Bang around 1940 (look her up!! She's awesome!). . #valentines day #love #family #mother #grandma #ourheritage #greenland #history #valentines #inuit #asavakkit #awesome #jettebang #natmus_gl
Happy post-superbowl out there! We, here @natmus_gl, hope you had a great night and though the game seemed like fun, but it did seem to lack a certain something...like a dead, stuffed seal! In the old-day Greenland, a football-like game was often played during holidayseasons. The game was all against everyone and rules were nearly non-existent. In place of a football was a stuffed seal and the object of the game was to be the last one standing with said seal-ball. Everyone - from youngest to oldest regardless of gender - would be participating in the game which could last for days! One of the earliest written sources that refers to the game is from a diary written by a young sailor that traveled to Greenland with the first missionary Hans Egede in 1721. He records that the game lasted 4 days nonstop (!!!) and that by the end 5 people had died - 3 from exhaustion and 2 from maiming. The game served as a way to relieve tension in a society that often only consisted of 2-3 families that traveled together all year around. The woodcarved image was created by one of the earliest Greenlandic artist Aron from Kangeq in the late 1800's. #football #inuitfootball #ourheritage #inuit #arctic #natmus_gl #inuitsports #superbowl #greenland #history #awesome #aronkangermio