|The Anundshög barrow is Sweden's biggest, with a diametre of 64-68
metres and 9 metres high.
It's dated to younger iron age (500-900CE)
In 1788 thw barrow was digged by grave robbers. No info exists about
if they found anything, and they never managed to dig down to the
The first arcaeological examination was made in 1998.
Test drillings were made and shafts were dug in the barrow's north
and south part.
It was discovered that the barrow was placed on an older settlement.
The bottom layer of the barrow consists of mud. On this layer the funeral pyre was set.
This has been covered with a cairn, 37 metres in diametre and 4.5 metres high.
The cairn has then been covered by earth.
Info board on site in Swedish, English, German and French.
How to get there:
Driving westwards towards Västerås, take the second exit
when you enter the city (the first exit leads to the airport)
and drive northwards. Drive for 1.5 kilometres and turn right.
The site is on the left side of the road after 2.5 kilometres.
Look out for white signs with the text "Anundshög",
and they will guide you.
Posted by L-M K
1st September 2009ce
Edited 7th September 2009ce