Luistari Burial Ground

Eura, Finland

Luistari site is the largest Iron Age burial ground in Finland. There has been a place of residence already in the Bronze Age, but the remains have been destroyed later when the burial ground was built.

Archaeologists have investigated over 1300 adults and children graves from the Luistari site. Based on excavations burials were made between years 500 AD-1200 AD. Archaeologists have found several remains of clothing, jewellery and weapons from the ground. For example the ancient garb of Eura was made based entirely on finds made at a Viking Age gravesite at Luistari.

The Luistari site is now a restored archaeological park. There are no remarkable remains left of the burial ground, but information signs describe the site and excavations.

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Founded: 500 - 1200
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Finland
Historical period: Iron Age (Finland)

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