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Unique pre-Viking Age monuments uncovered at Old Uppsala pagan ceremonial site in Sweden
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:25 AM EDT
Archaeologists in Sweden say they have unearthed the remains of unusually large wooden monuments near a pre-Viking Age burial ground.
Archaeologist Lena Beronius-Jorpeland said Thursday the colonnades were likely from the 5th century but their purpose is unclear. She called it Sweden's largest and most intricately planned Iron Age construction.
She said the pillars are believed to have been at least 23 feet (7 meters) high and were placed in neat rows 20 feet (6 meters) apart. Bones found in some postholes indicate animals had been sacrificed there.