Sites & cities that bear the name of Håga mound

Håga mound

Today in : Sweden
First trace of activity : 1,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Haugi, Hågahögen, King Björn's Mound, Kung Björns hög

Description : The Håga mound (Hågahögen) or King Björn's Mound (Kung Björns hög) is a large Nordic Bronze Age tumulus in the western outskirts of Uppsala, Sweden. It is one of the most magnificent remains from the Nordic Bronze Age. It is Scandinavia's most gold-rich bronze age grave ever found . Hågahögen mound is approximately 7 metres high and 45 metres across. It was constructed circa 1000 B.C. by the shore of a narrow inlet of the sea. (The land has been continually rising since the Ice Age due to post-glacial rebound). The mound was built of turfs that had been laid on top of a cairn. The cairn, in turn, was built on top of a wooden chamber containing a hollow oak coffin. Within the coffin are the cremated remains of a short man. During the burial there had probably been human sacrifice, the evidence for which is human bones from which the marrow had been removed. Hågahögen The coffin contained rich unburnt bronze objects such as a Bronze age sword, a razor, two brooches, a number of thickly gilded buttons, two pincers and various other bronze objects. They may all come from the same workshop in Zealand.

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