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The mound of Silju

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3749, Siljan

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The mound of Silju "Siljuhaugen" is a large extended mound, it is undated, but very likely from the early Iron Age and one of the largest in Scandinavia. 

Siljuhaugen stands out clearly as a symbol of power, the later cemetery confirms this. Many believe that the mound may have been a power symbol for a local warrior chief of the Viking Age.

The names Siljuhaugen and Siljan can build on the Latin loan word "Salix".

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