Thursday, August 19, 2010

SWEDEN - Birka and Hovgården

"The Birka archaeological site is located on Björkö Island in Lake Mälar and was occupied in the 9th and 10th centuries. Hovgården is situated on the neighbouring island of Adelsö. Together, they make up an archaeological complex which illustrates the elaborate trading networks of Viking-Age Europe and their influence on the subsequent history of Scandinavia. Birka was also important as the site of the first Christian congregation in Sweden, founded in 831 by St Ansgar." -

Postcard info: BEADS from grave in Birka, Sweden, 10th c.

I never expected this card!
Thank you so much for always helping me out with my UNESCO collection, Anja!
I hope you had a great time in Birka... *smile*

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