Gamla Uppsala, Royal Mounds

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Ibolya Horvath
by Georgios Karamanis
published on 23 September 2021
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Burial mounds at Gamla Uppsala, Sweden. Legend has it that three Norse gods - Odin, Thor, and Freyr - were buried under each and the site where the Temple of Uppsala once stood was sacred to them. Excavations of the mounds and site in the 19th century proved them to be burial mounds for royalty, but the remains, some cremated, could not be identified.

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Karamanis, G. (2021, September 23). Gamla Uppsala, Royal Mounds. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14650/gamla-uppsala-royal-mounds/

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Karamanis, Georgios. "Gamla Uppsala, Royal Mounds." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 23, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14650/gamla-uppsala-royal-mounds/.

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Karamanis, Georgios. "Gamla Uppsala, Royal Mounds." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Sep 2021. Web. 23 Oct 2021.