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Anundshög

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Hidden : 10/25/2002
Difficulty:
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Terrain:
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Anundshög



Foto: Christer Johansson



Anundshög är Sveriges största gravhög. Den är 9 meter hög och har en diameter på 64 meter.
Anundshög är från tiden 900-talet e.Kr. Högen är byggd på ett bottenlager av lera.
På lerlagret har den döde bränts. Resterna har sedan täckts med ett röse av stenar,
som täcktes med grästorvor och jord. Många människor deltog i arbetet med
att bygga Sveriges största gravhög.



Fornlämningarna kring Anundshög visar tydligt att området var kärnan i ett maktcentrum under järnåldern.
Vi kommer kanske aldrig att få veta hur stor makt som var samlad här, men en kunglig makt var det.
I början av medeltiden verkar det som om någon avsiktligt försökt utplåna detta maktcentrum.
Skeppssättningarna förstördes, runstenen vräktes omkull och det kungliga godset som
måste ha funnits på platsen styckades upp. I våra dagar finns inte ens namnet på det kungliga
godset bevarat utan namnet ersattes under medeltiden av namnet på högen - Anundshög.

Ta gärna ett stopp på Café Anund
Här finner ni hembakade kakor, smörgåsar och lättare lunch.
Öppet tiderna ändras säsongsvis så se hemsidan för mer information



Anundshög is the largest burial mound . It is 9 meters high and has diameter 64 meters.
Anundshög is from time 900s AD The pile is built on a bottom layer of clay.
On the clay layer, the dead burned. The remains have since been covered with a cairn of stones,
covered with turf and soil. Many people participated in work
to build the largest burial mound.

Ancient monuments around Anundshög clearly shows that the area was the core of a power center in the Iron Age.
We may never know how much power that was assembled here, but a royal power was there.
In the early Middle Ages, it seems as if someone deliberately tried to wipe out this powerhouse.
Stone ship were destroyed, the stone were overthrown and the royal estate which
must have existed at the site was carved up. In our day there is not even the name of the royal
goods are preserved but the name was replaced during the Middle Ages by the name of pile - Anundshög.

Take a stop on Café Anund
Here you will find homemade cakes, sandwiches and light lunch.
Opening hours change seasonally, so visit the website for more Information

Translation is made by google translation


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[Eng] Haqre ebpx

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