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Hågahögarna (King Björn’s Mound)

On the western outskirts of Uppsala is another impressive burial mound from the Nordic Bronze Age. According to Norse legend, King Bjorn, who was known as Björn på håga (Björn at the mound), had his estate here. He reigned in tandem with his brother Önund or Anund of Old Uppsala. The mound is approximately seven meters high and was constructed some time around 1000 BC. An excavation carried out in 1902 revealed various objects of bronze, including a sword and razor. Bones found with the marrow removed indicate that people were sacrificed here. Besides the mound, foundations stones mark the remains of a Bronze Age settlement.