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Munkåkern

Location
State:
Sweden
Region:
Gavle
County:
Gävleborg
Parish:
Gnarp
Other references to the location
Near the road between Åckne and

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Gryttje in Gnarp
Coordinates
lat=62.06322855719, lon=17.274104531512
62° 3' 47" N, 17° 16' 26" E
Description

An Iron Age grave field with 5 mounds. Three of them have a "plundering pit" in the middle.

Narrative

The mounds were built around the Iron Age house. The forefathers and the mounds were worshipped. They were also in different ways prevented from haunting the living. The funeral was associated with special rituals with eating, drinking and destroying the burial gifts.

Attraction
Ancient remains and an ancient cult place in an old rural landscape
Availability
20-200 meters from the village road
Infrastructure, management, facilities
No infrastructure on the site
Local info
No information on the spot
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Known
Legal Status
Legal Entities
Comments
Please respect the house sites near by

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