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Alborga

Location
State:
Sweden
Region:
Gavle
County:
Gävleborg
Parish:
Valbo
Other references to the location
In the village Alborga in Valbo, south of the road Riksväg 80
Coordinates
lat=60.652301965184, lon=17.064556137592
60° 39' 8" N, 17° 3' 52" E
Description

A grave mound and

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an iron production site

Narrative

The Iron Age iron production was performed with a lot of rituals and was a large part of the cult. The furnace was thought of as a pregnant woman, and the iron makers performed several fertility rituals during the making process. The village name "Alborga" means "holy fortress".

Attraction
Ancient cult place in an old rural landscape. The cultural environment is of national interest.
Availability
Just beside 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
Be careful not to ruin the farmers seed in the field!

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