Series / Absalons Hemmelighed
("The Secret of Absalon"
) is a Danish julekalender
that originally ran in December 2006 and was reused for both December 2010 and 2015.
Cecilie is a lonely, nerdy, 12-year-old girl, interested in archaeology. Her father owns a large department store in Copenhagen, and her equally overworked mother is in charge of the interior. Her 8-year-old sister, Ida, is an Ill Girl
, unlikely to survive her heart disease.
During the holiday season, Cecilie learns about the interesting archaeological discoveries found under the department store. She investigates it with a mysterious, amnesiac boy named Hubert, initially only out of her own interest, but she later becomes convinced that "the secret of Absalon" (a Danish archbishop from The High Middle Ages
) can help her sister. As Ida becomes more sick, Cecilie grows desperate, but the experienced, cynical archaeologist Petra, whom Cecilie initially admires, turns out to have a selfish interest in the discoveries. Also, Hubert might have something to do with the secret...