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Sweden, Birka and Hovgarden

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Location Stockholm County (Region of Uppland), Sweden
Coordinates N59 20 6.504 E17 32 33.504
Date of Inscription 1993

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/555 )

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.

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Ansgars Cross, Birka Alsnö hus, Hovgarden

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