Kurjenpolvi Cemetery

Kittilä, Finland

The Kurjenpolvi cemetery served as burial ground, at least in the 1600s and 1700s. Both Sámi people and people of southern origin were laid to rest here, by the banks of the mighty River Ounasjoki. The ancient burial structures made of timber are still visible as depressions, reminding us of previous generations stretching back into the past.

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Founded: 17th century
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Finland
Historical period: Reformation (Finland)

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