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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, 1. Ynglingatal, 24 [Vol. 1, 52]

[10] á Borrói ‘in Borre’: Borre, in Horten, Vestfold, is situated on Oslofjorden and is the site of the largest known collection of monumental burial mounds in Scandinavia. There are seven large earthen burial mounds, one large cairn and around thirty small cairns, dating to between 600 and the beginning of C10th. One of the large burial mounds, destroyed in 1852, contained a richly endowed ship burial from around the year 900 comparable with those of Gokstad and Oseberg (Myhre 1992a, 18‑23).


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