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Anundshög

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Anundshög</b>Posted by L-M KImage © L-M K
Latitude:59° 37' 49.63" N
Longitude:   16° 38' 41.87" E

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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
tomb.
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.

Note:
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

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This is the official home page for Anundshög
and the remains in the vincinity.
Posted by L-M K
2nd September 2009ce

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Anundshög (Skibssætning) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Anundshög (Skibssætning) — Fieldnotes

At Anundshög there are 5 skibssaetnings. No other site in Sweden has such a number of big skibssaetnings in a small area.
According to written sources, the stones were lying down in the 17th
century. Probably the stones were understanded as pagan objects,
and were destroyed when christianity grew.
The stones remained lying until 1932, when the restoration of 4 of the
skibssaetnings began. The ground around the area were examined.
Close to the nearest stone to Anundshög some burned bones and a pottery shard was found, maybe a grave.
In the middle of the ships there is a round stone, perhaps symbolizing the mast of the ship.

The skibssaetning closest to Anundshög measures 53 metres lon and 16 wide. The other one is 51 metres long and 25 wide.
The 3 smaller ones are 35, 28 and 23 metres long respectively.
The fifth skibssaetning is still waiting to be restored.

Sorry for the pictures, some moron thought this was a good place to
erect a stage..... I'll try to supply better pictures the next time i visit the area.

Info board on site in Swedish, English, German and French.
Posted by L-M K
2nd September 2009ce

Anundshög (Skibssætning) — Images

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