Posts tagged gamla uppsala
gamla uppsala - excavation

People have been buried in Gamla Uppsala for almost 2000 years. Before this place became a royal graveyard, a farm cemetery for the deceased peasant was located here. The dead men needed to be buried at home, so they could watch over the farms. In total, there were between 2,000 and 3,000 burial mounds. Only few of them survived, including the most significant ones: the kings mounds.

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gamla uppsala - history

Uppsala, Gamla Uppsala and the region of Uppland deserve a book. Or couple. Many have been written already. Creating something of similar length might provide you with “all” the information, but my attempt on this website was always to write short (or relatively short), condensed texts. So even though this article definitely belongs to the longest ones, I know that it is not complete. Here I present a very general overview of the region in the Middle Ages. Stories about certain events will be tackled in the future. Let’s dig now into some sagas about Uppsala kings, pagan sacrifices and the arrival of Christianity.

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following the graves, part two

Uppsala is identified as a political and religious centre during long periods in Swedish history. When the city is visited today, the cathedral is the crucial point of the sightseeing. In there, secular and ecclesiastical powers met. It's erection determined the erection of the city. It is a place of the final rest of Swedish kings, statesmen and saints.

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uppsala for one day

This city is one of my biggest recent enchantments. Here everyone should find something for themselves. It is pretty easy to get to here, it is pretty easy to move around here, it is pretty easy to find something to eat here (which is a priority), finding an accommodation should also be an easy task. And what is the biggest advantage of Uppsala is that it can be adjusted to everyone’s budget and time limits.

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