People and Places of the Past

Photograph Gallery: Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala (meaning 'Old Uppsala' in Swedish) is the ancient capital of Sweden. It contains the burial mounds of the earliest Swedish Kings and was the site of a Temple to the Nordic Gods Odin, Thor and Freya. Later, a Christian church was built on the site that still stands and contains many medieval wall paintings. Today it is on the edge of the modern city of Uppsala and there is a museum on site.

The Burial Mounds

A Burial Mound

The Church

One of the Wall Paintings

Reconstruction of the Temple of Odin, Thor and Freya

Archaeological finds in the Museum

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