The island of Helgö is probably best known for a major archaeological area. The old trading town on Helgö began to emerge around the year 200 AD, 500 years before the well-known Birka. The first archaeological excavaton in 1954 found not only remains of the early settlement, but also a workshop area that became of international interest.

Among the finds were a small Buddha statuette from North India and a christening scoop from Egypt, both dating from 6th century. The Indian Buddha statuette, the Irish crozier and the Egyptian scoop which were found on Helgö, are presently on display in the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm.



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Founded: 200 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Sweden
Historical period: Roman Iron Age (Sweden)


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Dawid B (2 years ago)
Fantastic beautiful nature. Kaggeholm Castle with a brand new establishment, restaurant, frisbee golf, bathing jetty, etc. Then there are many stables on the island. Pony riding at Rastaholms Stall is a very nice activity for the children!
Дмитрий Вакуленко (2 years ago)
Here is awesome nature, the air is just ??, fishing that will not make you bored and to all this you can fry meat, well, all this is clean
Ammar Baker (3 years ago)
Dariusz Boś (3 years ago)
there are beautiful, peaceful, beautiful views, nice people, what is needed to encourage others to visit this place?
Миша Александрович (3 years ago)
I just dream of going to Helgo, maybe my older sister lives there, while I learned little about my place of residence.
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