Amanda Wuopio

Amanda Wuopio

was @sweden 2017-10-23 to 2017-10-30

My name is Amanda and I am an archaeologist. I have a great interest in questions regarding cultural heritage and how history is depicted. I live by the motto: ‘To move forward, one needs to look backwards. That’s why I dig downwards.’

My work as an archaeologist explores the fascinating history of the Vikings, but I have also become intrigued by the many colourful and compelling characters who made up the Vasa dynasty.

Amanda Wuopio's Feed

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

I hope you have had fun getting to know some of my historical "friends" and my thoughts on history and cultural heritage.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

@Gzale @Arkeologmandis If you have any questions of what I have written this week, feel free to tag me and I come answering.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Next week @Gzale will take over this account and I go back to being just @Arkeologmandis.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:38 p.m.

The wood in this house have been dated to 1285.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

All good things have to come to an end this is my last God natt-photo. It's from Älvdalen, Dalarna.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

@TheIteratedTri0 Imperialism is just one type. Looking at it archaeologically through 1000s of years, I think you can see variations.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

@TheIteratedTri0 I agree with you. That's really what I mean with different types of colonialism.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

RT @Magpie02045185: @sweden One of the many values of a good education is that it expands one’s mind and allows one to see the world arou…

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

@craigthomler No, but contacts and influences.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

RT @ThomasIvar62: @sweden Völund the blacksmith from norse folklore found in Uppåkra:

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

So far, I haven't been lucky to be able to make it real, so I don't know if it would work, but I can't help thinking about these issues.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

I hope you understand at least parts of this. It's really what I would like to do as a PhD.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

I want to focus majnly on burials for this one too. This because burial archaeology is so caught up in identities of the deads.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

I wonder how much this is due to nationalism and the historical perspectives that come as a result of that.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

And their Viking research is different than the Scandinavian one.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:11 p.m.

I want to draw parallels between Scandinavia and the British Isles. This because they have their own Viking research.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

I also want to see if there's a way to see how the Vikings looked at it. There're evidences that they might have been more including than we

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

I want to study how this affects our view on how we look at the notion of culture.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

While our perspective on the Vikings are concidered us, the Stone Age is built around European colonial contacts with non-Europeans.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

This is also where another type of colonialism shines through.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

This is why I find it good to be "tip-toeing around" in that time period after the Motala excavation I told you about yesterday.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

There's only one time period for which it is discussed and that is for the Stone Age.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 8 p.m.

But it's still there and by not discussing it properly, it has become this elephant in the room.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

In archaeology the term was extremely misused by Nazi-Germany and after WW2, no one has really felt comfortable with it.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

However, it seldom throws skmething away.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Culture is an extremely complex term. It works like a sponge absorbing more and more definitions.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

A bit it all comes down to the notion of culture and how we understand it.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

However, I think we need to discuss different types of colonialism in regard to the Vikings. Imperialism is just one of them.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:52 p.m.

This makes them a great example of how older time periods might not have been so "regional" as you might think.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

That Vikings had some colonial projects is nof something new. They travelled and settled in most parts of the world.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

I saw the Christianization as a colonial situation and I wish to develop it, but in a slightly different way.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:48 p.m.

So what do I want to do in the future then? Well, in a way I will go through with my perspective fron my master.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

@NMQ_Edi Not always, but yes, they did.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

I really find this intriguing, because it shows how our historical traditions shape the way we look at the archaeological material.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:31 p.m.

However, I did find some cremations where symbols that, if they had come in an inhumations, would have meant, the burial would be Christian.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Cremations are generally written of as Pagans, while inhumations are discussed as either.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:28 p.m.

Archaeologists have an easier time problematising the religious faith of inhumations.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Not least is this true in regard of cremations.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:25 p.m.

When they encounter a context that is different, they not seldom have trouble knowing how to relate to it.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:24 p.m.

This means that they have already a somewhat clear picture of what they're going to find.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

I actually found that archaeologists often go into the material with what could be called prejudice.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

However, when you start looking at it, it's not so easy.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:21 p.m.

During the Christianization the burial customs generally go from cremations with lots of artefacts and animals to inhumations without either

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

For case studies I chose 2 burial grounds in Northern Stockholm county: Norrsunda 59 outside of Rosersberg and Bro 40 outside of Bro.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

This is a subject that too many people have had too much to say about during a too long time period.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

For my masters I studied burial customs during the Christianization (c. 800-1200 AD).

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 6:15 p.m.

I thought I should tell you a little about my research these last few hours of the week. Let's start with the one I have done.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

@Konstigagubben I watch it from time to time and I like the characters and such. When it comes to the setting I usually laugh a lot though.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

@G_Smurfen Yes, it seems like it. I just can't give you a clear opinion since I haven't got the knowledge about Kuf…

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 12:08 p.m.

@Carly_B Well, it's brighter. 😊

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

However, based on where the Vikings travelled and how much evidences there is for contacts, it wouldn't have surprised me, had it been true.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, noon

The thing is that I know so very little about Arabic Kufic writing, that I don't feel comfortable saying anything about the particular case.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

I have got lots of questions about the writing on the Viking cloth this week and thought I should finally answer it.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

It's snowing today. First snow of the season here.

@sweden Oct. 29, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

God morgon! I'm starting my last day with giving you a photo of the great burial mounds in Gamla Uppsala.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

This is a page from my field journal from the excavation: "Compact, greasy, black peat".

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

The peat was difficult to handle and it worked like a sponge when it rained so your knees sank down in it and got wet.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Todag I say God natt with a test pit from Kanaljorden, Motala (Östergötland).

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

I know it can be sensitive to some people to see real skeletons, so I recreated it in Lego. 😊

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

@cymru88 You can found soe Swedish information here

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

At least som e of them seem to have been placed on sticks and one had brain tissue left inside.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

What Kanaljorden is most famous for are the human skulls found on the stone packing.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

The peat bog is the part of the site called Kanaljorden. The other 2 parts are called Verkstadsvögen and Strandvägen.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:37 p.m.

In the peat bog was a stone packing found with some artefacts, some animal bones and the body of a human baby.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

Besides settlement remains, there are also some burials and depositions in what was then a lake and what is nowa peat bog.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

I was partly involved in this in 2010 and 2013.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

This was excavated throughout a couple of years by @Arkeologerna1 and Stiftelsen Kulturmiljövård.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

In Motala a new railway was to be built and archaeologists then found a settlement from the Mesolithics.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Another, for us today, pretty gruesome archaeological discovery was the one at the Kanaljorden site in Motala.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

@sandbyborg There are also indications of glass production which would be the oldest known example in Sweden.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

@sandbyborg These seem to have been victims of a brutal massacre.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

@sandbyborg Sandby norg is ond of Öland's many Iron Age fortresses and when there were some indications of plunder,…

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

@sandbyborg I'm not involved in the project, but have the permission to talk about it. Questions I direct to…

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 7:54 p.m.

One archaeological project I find very interesting is @sandbyborg on Öland.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

RT @Palomaberggren: @sweden @historiskamuse Historiska museet i Lund, Etnografiska i Stockholm, @worldcultureswe och Glyptoteket i Köpenham…

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

@Livrustkammaren is another museum I like and they have the funniest Facebook page ever!

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

@chromium0818 The breathing in? I'm no language expert, but why say it, when you can breath it? 😊

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 5:10 p.m.

RT @a_melen: @sweden Naturum Laponia i stora sjöfallet

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

RT @kirunabilder: @sweden LKAB museum in Kiruna. 540 meters below the ground.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

RT @ThomasIvar62: @sweden Uppåkra och fynden som finns på Historiska Museet i Lund:

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Silvermuseet in Arjeplog is a great museum too

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 4:45 p.m.

RT @ThatNuttyFanboy: @sweden The Sami museum in Kiruna.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

You can also find this guy there. The sign says he's a Roman army officer, but I think he looks like Cher! Ping…

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

I really like Medelhavsmuseet's Egypt exhibition.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Another, a bit unexpectedly, great museum is Falbygdens museum in Falköping

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

RT @JeroenXVos: @sweden I always liked the mineral museum in Långban, coppermine in Falun and Eketorp museum on Öland to name but a few.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

RT @g_berish: @sweden Birka and the Zorn Museum.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

You beat me to it. @KultureniLund is another very nice museum

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 2:20 p.m.

They have also managed to summarize the Viking Age in a small room. If you who have done it see this: You don't have to apologize! I ♥️ it!!

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 2:18 p.m.

It's very small about the ritual depositions in what was a bog during prehistoric times is amazing.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 2:16 p.m.

One very small, but amazing local museum I wish to recommend here is the museum in Skedemosse on Öland.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

@kalmarmus came up earlier this week and deserves a place here too. ♥️

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

I like @stadsmuseetgbg Their new exhibition about 17th century Göteborg is absolutely beautiful.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

Away from Stockholm I like Flygvapenmuseet in Linköping. their exhibition about the DC3 plane is amazing!

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 2:03 p.m.

@JJavierMun @Vasamuseet Yes. It sounds quite boring when you describe it. 😁

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

Many people have said it, so I start with @Vasamuseet. It really is a wonderful museum.

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

@PeopleOfFinland @muhmt @Netherlanders Why would I not be able to have many best friends? Finland and Sweden share…

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

@Carly_B What are your favorites?

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

You don't have to sah Swedish ones, but in general. 😊

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

Today I thought I should share Swe museums and some archaeological projects that I find interesting. But I have to ask what are yours?

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 10:06 a.m.

@frandobagel I'm fine thank you. How are you?

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

God morgon! ♥️

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

@Netherlanders ❤💛💜♥️🇳🇱🇸🇪

@sweden Oct. 28, 2017, 12:08 a.m.

@Netherlanders And I tweeted some love back.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 11:44 p.m.

@ExilSchlangi I'm only here this week. On Sunday I hand it over to another Swede.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 11:43 p.m.

@ExilSchlangi Of course I did. I have taken almost every picture I've shared.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 11:39 p.m.

God natt. Of course today's photo had to be from Sigtuna. This is Saint Olof church ruins and not taken today.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 11:06 p.m.

@etrino Of course I do, but not that kind.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

@lakefxdan I have no idea. It's also called "bethacka" (beet hack)

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

This is what the otter picture says.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:47 p.m.

Then last, bug not least my own trowel ("My precious!"). Complete with mud thaf can't be washed away apparently. ❤

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

The bottom 2 (sorry for the blury one to the right) is a sieve to sieve the mud/soil to see if there are some artefacts hidden in it.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Gotlandhacka to scrape up mud/soil.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Spades to dig/scoop up soil/mud.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Wheelbarrow to haul away the mud.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

The ones to the left (up-down, left-right): A bailer to scoop up soil/water.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

I don't know all the name's in Eng, so I'll use the Swe terms there. The big one to left is a "fyllhammare". Used to chop bigger stuff.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Here's some of the tools archaeologist use. The 2 on the bottow to the right are the same things.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:06 p.m.

The text on this says: "Styrbjörn had the stone erected after Sigsten, his father, Holmsten's brother."

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Thanks! Here's U410 (Sigtuna 72) which is also close by to the excavation site I visited today.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 8 p.m.

@carwash I haven't been able to find it now, but Sigtuna muncipality had great folders of the runestones in the mun…

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 7:58 p.m.

@carwash Yes, but I couldn't find a photo of it on my mobile and I'm a bit unsure of what photos I can use or not.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

Friday night! 💙🍾🎂🍰🥂🍷🍸🍹🍻🍺🎉🎊🎈

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

@vajtfocs Probably the photograph.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

RT @carwash: @sweden It is *always* good to have rune stones. 😊 I couldn't agree more!

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

@carwash They are so very much in your face and the area is filled with them so...

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

@carwash U411 was an added bonus since I knew it was close by and it's always good to have rune stones. 😊

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Well, the rune stone number's is an identification that I normally go by.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

@AliceAmerling Read the whole thread and you have some answers. 😊

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:26 p.m.

@yacinovic34 I have no idea. I'm not part of the project. I just visited as part of a guided tour.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

The text says: "Ilturi had this stone erected after Siggeir his father. God help his soul."

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Close by is the runestone U411 (My photo is not from today & top's missing.).

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

It's in Swedish unfortunately, but you can find their blog here:

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

I asked kindly if I could share it with you all and they said I could.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:17 p.m.

I really get an energy boost from just visiting excavations. I feel like I could excavate a great mound all by myself right now.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

They have also found a pile of this type of grinding stones underneath a stone packing.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

A quartz bead that might come from somewhere East of Sweden. Beads are placed in bags with water after they are fou…

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

This eggshaped stone was found in the cultic area.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

@Arkeologerna1 Fitting for a Friday, they have found lots of barley & hop in the remains of a stove. Probably they…

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

@Arkeologerna1 At the settlement they have some houses and what seems to be an area for cultic activities (seen in photo 3)

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

Sigtuna's said to havd been founded by king Erik Segersäll in the later half of the 10th century.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:03 p.m.

One of the questions the archaeologists are working with is how it can be related to Sigtuna.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

@Arkeologerna1 It's built on a plateau that has been enhanced with stones. The location indicates an elite milieu.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 3 p.m.

The remain is a settlement with phases form the late Iron Age and Middle Ages.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

Today I visited the excavation of the remain called Sankt Olof 14 in Til outside of Sigtuna.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

As a Friday treat I will tell you about an excavation outside of Sigtuna tonight. This is a posthole sneak peek.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

Good morning! Hope you have a nice Friday.

@sweden Oct. 27, 2017, 12:02 a.m.

@Kakan_ ❤💙💚💛💜💗

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Gunnar Asplund was the architect and Ivar Johnsson made the Iliad reliefs you can see a small piece of in the bottom left photo.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

Today I say God natt with the public library in Stockholm that I visited today. I love the building!

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

@AmandaRinquest @linde_charl You're the one who's supposed to be celebrated. Others should bake one for you. 😊

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

There's a Swedish author named Erik Johan Stagnelius who wrote love poems to an Amanda.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

@AmandaKendal Of course. Congratulations.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

@AWollstad Grattis på namnsdagen.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

@MartinJHannon @0xJoao Sergel's torg is being renovated though.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

@zityoka And Supersnällasilverpendeltåget after Supersnällasilversara.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

@zityoka We also have "spaceship commuter train" and "lightning bolt dinosaur train".

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 3:10 p.m.

I probably should add that it's been like this for years. I often wonder if I'm the only one who has ever noticed. 😊

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

@jrwyke I've always thought so. That's why it makes me smile.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

This is an unexpected thing that make me smile in Stockholm. I wonder if it was misbehavior on purpose or not.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

@Elajas @_kvlv Thank you for helping me out. (Real life's been pretty busy today.)

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

@Yliaene Not SL or preschoolers though. 😊

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

@_kvlv I think Moomin counts very well. Tove Jansson was part of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

I love the creative names on the SL's commuter trains. They are given by preschoolers. Today I took "the rain flag…

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 11:16 a.m.

@_kvlv Read books and watch films/TV shows. Start with the ones for children. They have easiest language.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

@sinitsin37 @kameramannen Det är en del, men inte så farligt som jag trodde.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

@_kvlv I don't know. Lots of names don't have one.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 9:11 a.m.

@FinnishPaleface @vemihelvete Well, how much do Swedes in general really celebrate does?

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 9:01 a.m.

@egostrum @vemihelvete @FinnishPaleface Yes. It's the Romans who are said to place christmas where it is today. The…

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

@egostrum @vemihelvete @FinnishPaleface I think it would have to be. Ours are connected to a pagan celebration around the winter solstice.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:38 a.m.

@vemihelvete @FinnishPaleface Yes, the Scandinavian languages I've heard are the only ones with a word for christma…

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Anyway, today is mine. The calendar says Amanda. 😊

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:20 a.m.

Why it is left in Sweden which has been a protestant country since the 16th century and today is the most secular one, I have no idea.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Apparently this is a Greek-Orthodox and Roman-Catholic tradition going back to their tradition with Saint's days.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

In the Swedish calendar almost all days have at least one name which celebrate its so called Name Day.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

God morgon! Have a nice day.

@sweden Oct. 26, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

@justanyone Yes, it means The Pig. She chose it herself. I named her sirap (syrup) because of her colouring.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

@mattsiegel @Skoklosters Lots of them are and the towers are much brighter. They had clothes from the Jane Austen f…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

@rpwhaite @HakluytSociety I love Durham. Was there a couple of years ago.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

@mattsiegel @Skoklosters Btw. I think the many windows are to provide light.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

@mattsiegel @Skoklosters In a way yes, but for building antiquarians and such it's awsome! 😊

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

@Netherlanders Sending you some love. 😊

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

@mattsiegel @Skoklosters It's very beautiful, but it was never finished. The owner, Carl Gustav Wrangel, died, so the workers just left.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:28 p.m.

God natt everyone! Today's good night photo is Skokloster slott in Uppland.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

@jeanettearon @ulrikakarnborg It was such a contrast to what I had heard before.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

@jeanettearon @ulrikakarnborg I was like 16 when the Gustav Vasa one came and I got it from my mum because I loved…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

@jeanettearon @ulrikakarnborg I will. I love his books about the Vasa kings.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

@vasinvero Good. She's been a friend for very long.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

@cph_hyd Nof so many online. Lots of oral sources though.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

@JIngegerd (To be honest I have always consider Plupp gender neutral, but I have no idea what the Eng version of "h…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

@smurfatik That's great, have you looked into TV shows/films as well?

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

I think that would be great since children's literature often uses simpler language.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

@Maebhcon No, when you did deeper, you havd to remove a lot of soil obviously. We wouldn't see anything otherwise.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 5:05 p.m.

@Maebhcon The one like in the middle? No, we scrape up soils on it to take it away. No idea of the English word, but "fyllfat" in Swedish.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

I think that's the only time I have really questioned my choice of profession.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 5 p.m.

I gave up when I felt water sipping into my boots.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 5 p.m.

I stood in a deep well and had water rising up bellow me and pouring down from above.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Most of the summer, the weather was fine, but the last couple of weeks it started to rain. One day was absolutely terrible weatherwise.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

The things in photo 3 are one weaving loom tk the left and two grindjng stone.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Aming others, we found a couple of horse shoe-shaped huts like in photo 1 and I also found the things you see in photo 3.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

We excavated an Iron Age settlement that had a Stone Age settlement mixed in.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Rainy days like these I always think about my first rescue archaeological excavation in Hulje outside of Mjölby in…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

@EsmeraldaLately Ah! Mio min Mio is the original title.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 2:56 p.m.

@EsmeraldaLately Which one? I talk about many books.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 2:25 p.m.

The Valhalla series by @JohanneH is another favourite Swedish historical fiction of mine.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 2:18 p.m.

@ulrikakarnborg It's about Axel Oxenstierna and Sweden in the 17th century. I'm not done yet, but so far I like it.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

@ulrikakarnborg I was at a lecture at @historiskamuse on Friday and she signed it from one history nerd to the othe…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

I don't read much children's books these days, but I do read lots of historical fiction. I've just started this one…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

@CapriciousNest @svt Do so. It's Ika Nord and Ingvar Hirdwall. Really lovely. A bit overlooked of the julkalenders.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1:25 p.m.

@dericko1986 Yes. How sweet! Grisen says hello too. 💚

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

@pete_v In one book it's explained thaf he came to Pettson in a box that said Findus green peas. 😁

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

@CapriciousNest @svt Yes it is. I find it much better as live action, but I wasn't the main target when it came. J…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1:15 p.m.

Thank you. It went a bit fast Pelle Svanslös has no TAIL and is bullied for it. 😊

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

@zityoka @svt The dvd is younger, but like with Salve, I felt I wanted my favourites on dvd.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

I have the julkalender that was made for TV in 1993 about Pettson building a Santa Claus for Findus. It's one of my…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 1 p.m.

@davidbrax Yes, that one is amazing too.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:56 p.m.

The pictures in the books (Sven Nordqvist is the author.) Are so beautiful. They are really detailed and you always find new stuff in them.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:55 p.m.

Pettson is a man who lives with his cat Findus and a couple of hens in the countryside.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

Laban is a child ghost at the castle Gomorronsol. What's special is that he's born jnto a ghost.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:52 p.m.

He, Loranga and his son Mazarin and his father Dartanjang gets into absurd adventures. They ride on a girafe and have tigers in the garge.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:50 p.m.

Loranga, Masarin & Dartanjang is seriously so absurd that I don't know how to make it justice. It's about an extremely childish father.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:49 p.m.

Pelle Svanslös is about a cat in Uppsala who is bullied because he has no tale.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

For example, he hits a boy and feel there's a monster under his bed until he apologize to the other boy in one.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

Alfons Åberg lives with his dad and the books are used to explain difficult concepts to children a lot.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:47 p.m.

Plupp I told you about. Bamse's a bear who eat dunder honey to become the world's strongest bear. He helps others a…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:45 p.m.

There's a Scandinavian-English-Russin film where Christian Bale plays Mio's friend and Christopher Lee is Kato.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

He travels to Landet i fjärran to meet him. He then most defeat the evil knight Kato.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

Mio has a lot of similarities with the Harry Potter. He lives in a mean foster family in Stockholm, but then learns his father is king.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:42 p.m.

It's a very good book that explains the concept of death and afterlife to children.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:41 p.m.

Bröderna Lejonhjärta's about 2 brothers who die & go to the land Nangijala. There they have to fight the evil dictator Tengil & his dragon.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:40 p.m.

Ronja's a Romeo & Juliet story about 2 groups of macho men depicted as childish idiots who need to be kept in check by the women & children

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:38 p.m.

Never underestimate her based on her frilly dresses! She walks on roofs and jumps out of them with umbrellas (They do it in the war!!!)

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:37 p.m.

Madicken is a 7yo girl growing up in a wealthy family in WW1 era Sweden. She's bpth a tomboy and a girliegirl.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

So lets talk about my favourites a bit more. Pippi you know already, but Astrid has so many other great characters.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Pettson is a real favourite of mine as well.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Yes. Well, the preference for Donald above Mickey is said to be Scandinavian so I think it counts a little.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

@karynafish Oh! My mum and I often quote the rhyme Lasse/Bosse makes when the eat christmas dinner in the Noisy Village one. I love that.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Then I liked Plupp of course. And Bamse, Alfons Åberg, Pelle Svanslös, Loranga, Masarin and Dartanjang and Spöket Laban.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:24 p.m.

Here comes a list of my favourites: By "Astrid" it's Madicken, Ronja rövardotter, Pippi, Bröderna Lejonhjärta and…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:20 p.m.

I assumed she would come up. 😊 Do you know any other of the Astrid books?

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:16 p.m.

Maybe we can talk about children's literature? Which Swedish ones do you non-Scandinabians know of?

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Plupp is a leprechaun with blue hair. He's invisible to humans, but he can talk to animals.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

@zityoka I'm sad to hear he's not known.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:03 p.m.

Is Plupp known outside of Sweden/Scandinavia?

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 12:02 p.m.

I just read that the Swedish artist and author #IngaBorg died. She wrote the books about Plupp. I loved those as a kid. ☹

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Yes. The problem I have is that it's just for iphones. ☹

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

@HerringAndChips Well Gullegrisen is an endearment in Swedish.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

@HampshireLawyer I think it would be worse for her sake. Grisen is nice, but she has powerful claws. Gabby is very sweet though. 💛

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:17 a.m.

Explanation for my cat's name can be found here.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

@pedershk She wanted to be called that herself. Originally it was Sirap. My cousin called her Grisen once and she a…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

This is my cat. Her name is Grisen. ❤

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 9:47 a.m.

@MutheloMP Can you really be sure about that? We might be more similar to people living AD500 then we think. 😊

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 8:48 a.m.

@carwash @raa_se It's good in other ways, but not when you want to find just ancient remains.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 8:47 a.m.

@FinnishPaleface I hope the rest of the day is then. 😊

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

@carwash @raa_se I don't find kringla so good when you just want the ancient remains.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

@trollnystan @raa_se Well, it's out there anyway.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:56 a.m.

@raa_se Maybe there's a reason for it, but I often feel like the descriptions for how to find excavation areas is generally vague.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:52 a.m.

@burgotastic Then you learned something. 😊

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:51 a.m.

@raa_se It's a good information to have of course, but wouldn't it also be useful to include the number, so people…

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:49 a.m.

Often when excavations are having guided tours, they say where to park the car only, but there's often some walking involved as well.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:47 a.m.

A tip to @raa_se is to make this into an app that every phone type can use.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:46 a.m.

If you're looking for one in particular or you just want to check what's around you, you can find it here:

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:45 a.m.

I don't know if you know it, but all ancient remains in Sweden have a number.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:42 a.m.

One thing I seriously miss when excavations are having guided tours are informations of the number of the remain being excavated.

@sweden Oct. 25, 2017, 7:06 a.m.

Good morning/God morgon! Hope you have a nice day!

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

@ThomasIvar62 He did a whole of a lot more.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

The statue was made by Anders Zorn in 1903.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Because I talked about his daughter earlier, I thought a phot of the Gustav Vasa statue in Mora would be a great ph…

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

@Beesarenazis Good. I had a classmate at uni who didn't. 😊

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

@Beesarenazis Cereals = spannmål in Swedish.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

@Nirita The Vasas have been seriously overlooked.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

@hab3045 I wanted to be a knight. 😁

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

In a way she is both a girl stereotype (princess) and a boy stereotype (pirate).

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

Cecilia's life is really interesting. She breaks lots of norms both in regard to her gender and her position in life.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

She died in 1627 as the last of Gustav Vasa's children.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

Johan didn't have it, so he let her have back both her fiefs & her rights to piracy which she would continue.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

She then said she would gladly leave Sweden if she only she would get her dowry.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Cecilia told him she wasn't his subject but a margravess (?) of Baden.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Johan heard a rumour of a haul of 100 000 thales. He forbade her piracy, took away her fiefs & had her arrested.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:32 p.m.

She also illegally raised the custom prices in Arboga, engaged in weapon smuggling & participated i illegal cereal trade.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

For example Danish ones, causing weakening relations with Denmark.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Cecilia however broke the agreement by plundering other ships as well.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Johan also gave her permission to do some piracy in the Baltic Sea. Mainly towards English ships.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

Therefore, she also used the title Countess of Arboga.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:26 p.m.

She supported her brother Johan in his fight with Erik & when he reached the throne in 1568, he gave her some fiefs. Among other Arboga town

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:24 p.m.

Cecilia was married to margrave Christoph II of Badern-Rodemachern in 1564, but their marriage doesn't seem to have been so happy in the end

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

When Erik (XIV) became king, he tried to restrict the freedom of the royal women, but Cecilia would have none of it.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:19 p.m.

The Vasa era was a shame society and based on what's normally reported about these issues today, it can be interesting to think about this.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:17 p.m.

Whag is interestinv about his reaction is that he was just as mad at Erik as he was at Cecilia.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

This episode is normally known as Vadstenabullret & Gustav became even more furious when he get to hear about it.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

They told Cecilia's brother Erik all about it and he was furious. He madd a big fuss out of it, investigating everyone

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

During this time Cecilia & Johan were attracted to one another & guards saw him sneaking into her bed chamber at night.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

They were to stay there for a while & Cecilia refused her father's orders to return to him in Stockholm.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:10 p.m.

Cecilia was allowed to follow her newly marrief sister part of the way to East Frisia. They arrived to the castle in Vadstena.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

Cecilia's older sister Katarina married count Edzard II of East Frisia in 1559. He & his younger brother Johan came to Sweden then.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

Going through Cecilia's entire life would take forever, so I will focus on 2 events.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

Gustav was in many ways a harsh tyrant, but family was very important to him & he worried & cared for them.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

History books tend to focus on Gustav and the 3 sons who sat on the Swedish throne, but Cecilia's a big more known than her 4 sisters.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

Her name's Cecilia Vasa & she's the daughter of Gustav Vasa & Margareta Leijonhufvud. She was born in 1540.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:59 p.m. This lady (or at least the lady the painting's said to portray is one of my favourite historical women.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

@hab3045 And Horrible Histories have had me understanding how World War 1 started and laughing at weird Victorian christmas card.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:51 p.m.

@hab3045 And of course the magazines as well.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:51 p.m.

@hab3045 I got an interest in the 20th century through MFMM. It's the first time I've ever had. It's what the schools mainly focus on here.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

@hab3045 Maybe it's because your time period is so often portrayed. Vikings are more unusual.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

@hab3045 Same goes for Salve that I talked about yesterday too btw.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

@hab3045 I recommend you to relax. Seriously the things I've looked up because of HH and MFMM are things I wouldn't…

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

@hab3045 Important than details.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

@hab3045 I do have problems when people don't do their homework properly, and it gets biased or condescending, but…

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

@hab3045 I often can stand a lot.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

@hab3045 I think the idea of giving a sense of history is enough. Nothing can be 100% correct and as long as you ar…

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:32 p.m.

@hab3045 I had before, but British Horrible Histories changed perspective a lot.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

@1azylizzie I don't know. It's abit ahistorical.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 6:06 p.m.

@hab3045 Have you seen Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries? Not Swedish, but I love that show.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

Yes. I think it's fun that befiore standarized seasons Norrland had only 2 while Skåne had like 6.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

@1azylizzie How nice. Have you seen Fröken Frimans krig?

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

@RobertSchonbeck @svt We had more contacts with the rest of the world then we are ordinarily told so...

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

@TomJY I think you need to ask the designer. I don't think Swedes are to blame entirely. I know lots of non-Swe cup…

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

@hab3045 I don't think it's wrong, but it's such a partiality to that time period and it shows a bit of evolutionism as well.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

I really love when popculture can give you an interest in say history.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

@jeanettearon Really interesting. I love what has been done to #Skarhultslott in Skåne too.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

I know! World War 2 is very importang to talk about, but it can be too much.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

@Eruhel_The_One Yes, but I also see a bit of evolutionistic tendency in it.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

@Alflamont 2/2 ... Margareta Leijonhufvud, Katarina Stenbock and 2 I will tell you about later today and tomorrow.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

@Alflamont 1/2 I have many: Queen Margaret, queen Philippa, Kristina of Saxony, Sigrid Storråda, Kristina Gyllensti…

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Of course the magazines have articles now and then about Vikings or Knights templar, but not as often as about say World War 2.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

To me it's so natural to think about history in 1000s of years, so I have problems understanding thd limitations.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

I don't think history of the last 200 years is unimportant. It's just that there are so much more histories to be told.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:25 p.m.

As an archaeologist though, I often sigh that there are so little focus on history older than AD1800 in the magazines in general.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

@historiskan is an amazing initiativ besides this "special edition" of Populär historia.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

I like that there are more focus on women in Swedish history magazone nowadays. #herstory

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

@amaneetacaplan Still. To me good educational stuff like that should be shown repeatedly. That's how it stick.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

@niannelynn In a way yes. As you can imagine, I really enjoy this time of the year.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

@RobertSchonbeck @svt That is the big question. I'm not even sure if the diagnosis is correct, but I find it interesting none the less.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

I collect (decorative, fake) skulls and skeletons.These are two of the Kosta Boda skulls made by Ludvig Löfgren.

@sweden Oct. 24, 2017, 9:20 a.m.

Good morning world! Hope you feel fine today and have a nice day! 😊

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

RT @sweden: In the present: autumn is here and even though it's dark & cold & get my skin dry, I love the colours. God natt!…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

In the present: autumn is here and even though it's dark & cold & get my skin dry, I love the colours. God natt!

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

@trollnystan Follow my ordinary account if you want: @Arkeologmandis Would love to talk more and think it's more freely there. 😊

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt I really wanted a continuation of it, maybe as a "julkalender" because why not show what the Middle…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:12 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt The show was aired for kids on their summer holiday.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt It's made for children, which shows from time to time, but you over-look it based on everything it does right.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:09 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt She's complex independent, smart, colourful & certainly no damsel in distress.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt Katarina is such a wonderful female character. She is neither a stereotypical medieval woman. Nor i…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt The others know more about the era simply because they've lived in it. Nils also teaches them about 20th century things.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt Nils is the character through who you learn with, but hd is not portrayed as particularly stupid.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt They had question times when children could send questions, but most of it was told through the plot.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt This made the show take facts seriously, but not in the way it taught those facts to the children.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt It has an overarching frame that is the events in Kalmar 1397 & there seems to be a structured plan…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt I can't overestimate how much this show has meant to me over the past 20 years. It's historical fiction at its best.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt He also befriends the king Erik who sneaks out of the castle disgused as a farmer. There's also evil "mecklenburgare"

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt In 1397, he meets Katarina who is the daughter of a knight & works in the bathing hut & the clumsy knight Rosenstråle.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt Salve is about knight-nerd Nils travelling to Kalmar to celebrate the Kalmar union 1997. Through hi…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Since Salve brought on some nostalgia, I thought I should share more of my love for it with you. @kalmarmus @svt T…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:45 p.m.

@trollnystan Mine too. Today I mostly write Miss Fisher fics though.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:23 p.m.

@trollnystan I know it can be traced back further to Dante and Shakespeare. What I meant was that it wasn't so easily accessible then.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

@trollnystan @linda82_linda @svt I wrote lots of fanfictions before that was a thing.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

@a_melen @svt Same here! I'm still totally nerdy about it. 😊

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

@trollnystan @linda82_linda @svt I bet he is. I thought he seemed kind on TV.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 5:43 p.m.

RT @sayitinswe: In 1752 @sweden changed to the Gregorian calendar. 🇸🇪 #swedishfacts

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

@DaveBngDave The Vasa dynasty ruled Sweden in the 16th and earlh 17th century. 😊

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 4:53 p.m.

@JohanRonstrom Yes, that's why I think it's important to be conscious of how you use it.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

@_DAN07_ Unfortunately not, but I have tried it.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 4:12 p.m.

@hab3045 Absolutely. As an archaeologist I find that physical aspects of history are most powerful and effective.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 3:57 p.m.

Same goes for TV shows and the like. The idea to bring about a concept and/or sense of history is often better.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 3:54 p.m.

There's no way you can be 100% accurate, but to get a sense of it is great.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

I like it. Lots of people are very good as long as you ard conscious of how you use it.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

@gsonderby @Colwildotcom Well, we are bombed with pop culture about the Tudors a lot. I admit to wanting to see…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 3:47 p.m.

@sayitinswe I did as well. Unfortunately it isn't. ☹

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 3:41 p.m.

@kalmarmus @svt I have been waiting 20 years for it. Love your museum btw. ❤

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 3:01 p.m.

@janewilkinson59 I'm trying to ignore them as best I can. ❤

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 2:57 p.m.

Absolutely. You and SVT should really do a "second season" or something about that. 😁

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 2:09 p.m.

@JenEngland @isotriajim She'll be waiting for you. 😊

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Yes, both she and Filippa are wonderful. I also love Kristian II's mum Kristina of Saxony.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

@svt This meant that women could take on a male role and act in there place (for Kristina) mainly her oldest son Nils's.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

@svt In a way one can say that the medieval society required a man even when there where no one to be found.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:44 p.m.

@svt But it's also important to talk about the deeper structural level of it.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

@svt So what can Kristina's story actually tell us? Well it's been a lot of talk about the need for women in history. #Herstory for example

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:39 p.m.

@svt It more seems like everyone's fighting spirit died with Sten Sture.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

@svt It didn't work in the end, but she stood proud for some months. The lack of support was probably not because she was a woman though.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:36 p.m.

@svt Therefore she realised she had to do it herself. She started preparing Stockholm for battle, probably while pregnant.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

@svt The situation was precarious for Kristina. She tried to rally the resistance and a few helped, but no one wanted to take the lead.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:31 p.m.

@svt In 1520, Sten was killed in a battle against the union king Kristian II.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

@svt However, he died when Sten and Kristina only had been married for a few months. It's said he's one of the 1st…

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

@svt Kristina married Sten Sture in 1511.He was the son of Svante who was regent of Sweden.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

@svt She was born c. 1494 and only a 2 or so years later, she became the aunt to Gustav Vasa.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

@svt Her name is #KristinaGyllenstierna and her is her statue outside of the royal palace in Stockholm

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:20 p.m.

@svt Philippa defended Copenhagen when it was attacked in 1428, but I will turn my focus to another, a bit later great woman.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

@svt It was created by queen Margaret and ruled in the beginnjng by her, Erik of Pomerania and his wife Philippa of England.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

@svt The union was ruled by Danes, but Swedes wanted out since the 1430's.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

@svt I really liked her and I started looking up the late Middle Ages and found a very varied, mess.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

@svt The main character befriended a girl who secretly dressed up as a knight to help her father after her brother died.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

@svt This show came to mean a lot to me and it was one of the main reasons for my choise of profession.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 1:08 p.m.

In 1997 @svt showed a children's show about a guy time travelling back to 1397 when the Nordic countries where united in the Kalmar union.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:22 a.m.

Exactly. I think we learn from triumphs too though. We get to see what works. 😊

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

For you who don't know, Vasa was a big ship built by Gustav II Adolf who sank barely having left the harbour on its first journey in 1628.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

This is one of the reasons why I think @Vasamuseet has such a great concept. It is based on a big failure for the country.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

We often enhance only what has been good for the group (mostly nation states) and forget the darker sides of it and forget the failures.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

There are lots of things to be learned from the past, but also lots to unlearn.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

This is why it is so important to use an including sense of history.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

I think heritage is very important to everyone. It gives us a sense of self and belonging to a group.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

History in a way is a matter of power. Who gets to tell the story and to whom is it being told?

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Therefore it is a great place to start for discussing how history is constructed and mediated. What aspects are enhanced and what are not?

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11:01 a.m.

This period is really interesting in Scandinavian history, but often overlooked by events in England.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 11 a.m.

I really enjoy the Late Middle Ages anc Early Modern Period, so I intended to start my week there.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 10:45 a.m.

Absolutely. I hope most of you will.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

If you are nice this week I'll tell you my view on Vikings and talk about my own Viking research this weekend. Some of you will not like it.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

My plan is to talk about history, archaeology, cultural heritage and the like this week.

@sweden Oct. 23, 2017, 9:44 a.m.

Hello everyone! I'm normally @Arkeologmandis, but this week I will be Sweden. Hope you have a nice day!