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Christian Jürgensen Thomsen (December 29, 1788May 21, 1865) was a Danish archaeologist.

Although he lacked academic training, he was in 1816 appointed head of those 'antiquarian' collections which later developed into the Danish National Museum for History, Copenhagen. It was when grouping the antiquities that he proposed the Three-age system, an achievement for which he is remembered internationally.

Thomsen also wrote one of the first systematic tretises on the migration period gold bracteates.

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