Photographer's Note

Apart from the Viking Tumulus graves, & adjacent old church, the onsite museum at Gamla Uppsala is well worth a visit. Shown here is a runestone, excavated from a nearby archaeological site. The 3 or 4 big tumulus graves of Viking chiefs are only 50 metres away.

"More than a thousand years ago, Vikings and their ancestors lived in Uppland. They lived on estates and farms, worked the land, conducted trade and made ​​their long and famous voyages. Vikings and their ancestors is the name of a series of experiences that have been developed based on an eventful period in our history, antiquity, which also includes the Viking age.

Take guided tours, meet archaeologists at excavation sites, take part in theme days and see exhibitions with Viking themes. You can also meet Vikings – Vendel’s powerful estate owner, the merchant Ulf, Grimsa the rich Viking chief’s daughter, Andvett in Varpsund, or the Viking woman Torgerd in Gamla Uppsala – they tell of Vikings and their ancestors, on guided tours and in mobile apps."

If you're wondering what a runestone is, Wikipedia give good information here:

"The runestones are unevenly distributed in Scandinavia: Denmark has 250 runestones, Norway has 50 while Iceland has none. Sweden has as many as between 1,700 and 2,500 depending on definition. The Swedish district of Uppland has the highest concentration with as many as 1,196 inscriptions in stone, whereas Södermanland is second with 391."

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14778 W: 1052 N: 30252] (141903)
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