Birka- The Viking City

Last weekend we also visited Birka together with Fra, Giulia and Marco.

Birka is situated on an island called Björkö and was an important trading centre during the Viking Age. Birka is archaeologically a great place to visit because there are over 3000 untouched Viking Age graves and many diggings and archeological findings. 

We walked around on a guided tour, saw some archeologist digging up a grave and wondered about all kinds of findings in the museum. Besides being Sweden's oldest city (apparently older than Sigtuna- that is considered Sweden's first city? Well. Swedes.) it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.

If not anything else- an amazing nature to take part of.

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