Anundshog, Vasteras

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Anundshög is a tumulus near Västerås in Västmanland, the largest in Sweden. It has a diameter of 60m and is about 9m high.Assessments of the era of the mound vary between the Bronze Age and the late Iron Age. A fireplace under it has been dated by radiocarbon dating to sometime between AD 210 and 540.Some historians have associated the mound with the legendary King Anund, while others regard this as speculative. It is purported also that the name is taken from the large runestone at the site, the central stone in a row of 15 alongside the mound, re-erected in the 1960s and apparently marking out the route of the Eriksgata. The inscription on the runestone reads:+ fulkuiþr + raisti + stainn + þasi + ala + at + sun + + sin + hiþin + bruþur + anutaR + uraiþr hik + runaR"Folkvid raised all of these stones after his son Heden, Anund's brother. Vred carved the runes."At the foot of the mound are 2 large stone ships placed end to end, 51m and 54m long. The site was a thing-place and the ship settings may be associated with this function.
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  • An important part of our history. So well preserved they can request a so old monuments. Besides, who doesn't like big piles and stone?
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  • This is a great meeting place for many centuries and has become so much more attractive in 2017 through the construction of new visitors ' center. The whole Badelundaåsen around the pile is also beautiful and historically diverse.
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  • Excellent outing for the family. Great place for a picnic or just to hike around. Not far from the center is an ancient labyrinth. There is not much more to see than the stones and a big hill and the ...  more »
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  • Very nice place for a walk, with free parking and really close to Stockholm. Could be interesting to research little bit more about the place, the information you can find there is not complete.
  • What a great place.. With an ancient spirit.. Monuments, hills, beautiful nature. In lovely Västerås.
  • Nice for a walk and/ or have a stop next to the highways. Recommendable for families with kids &/ pets.
  • Really neat viking burial site, scenic, mystical and magical! Epic experience!
  • Unique and interesting place to visit! A must see!

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