Monday 27 November 2023
Viking-era graves found in the heart of Gothenburg, Sweden
A report just published by the Gothenburg City Museum confirms that the graves found in Burgårdsparken this summer date to the Viking era.
Two graves discovered this summer in the center of Gothenburg by archaeologists from the City Museum date back to the Viking era, according to a Swedish-language report the museum has just published.
A first for Gothenburg
These are the first such finds in central Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city. The location, the pretty gardens of Burgårdsparken, is close to Gothenburg's main football stadium, the Ullevi, where the 1958 World Cup Final was played.
The chief archaeologist on the dig, Ulf Ragnesten, suggests that further investigations are required. The remains are protected by Sweden's Cultural Environment Act.