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Gamla Uppsala

Today we took a side trip from Uppsala to the town of Gamla Uppsala, or Old Uppsala. This was the pre-Christian religious center of Sweden.  Saxo Grammaticus wrote that Odin, chief of the Norse gods, lived in this place. The … Continue reading

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Vasa

It must have been a bummer for the sailmakers, smiths, carpenters, barrel-makers, and painters – not to mention the navy and the king – when the great Swedish warship Vasa went down in Stockholm’s harbor 20 minutes into her maiden … Continue reading

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