Uppåkra outside Lund, Sweden, was once Scandinavia's largest city. It is today buried under farmland. Between 100 BC and 1000 AD this was a central place of power, religion and international trade. Uppåkra was 7 times greater than the more famous town of Birka. Only 1% of the area is excavated. Excavations have so far provided 35 000 objects, Arabic coins, bowl of Kievan Rus, surgical instruments from the Roman Empire, etc. Our challenge is to make Uppåkra known, so that we can get the funds to build an archaeological lab dedicated to public archeology. Our dream is to make Uppåkra become Scandinavia's most leading international and limitless spot for archeology that engages modern man. Grateful for your ideas!
A unique pendant necklace: a copy of the Völund in silver. The picture shows the original. This is one unique archeological finding from Uppåkra, picturing Völund - a gilded winged man. Dated to 900's.