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Gamla Uppsala Museum

Gamla Uppsala Museum
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Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14667 W: 1049 N: 29902] (140605)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-28
Categories: Ruins
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-12 1:29
Viewed: 476
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Apart from the Viking Tumulus graves, & adjacent old church, the onsite museum at Gamla Uppsala is well worth a visit. Shown here is a runestone, excavated from a nearby archaeological site. The 3 or 4 big tumulus graves of Viking chiefs are only 50 metres away.


"More than a thousand years ago, Vikings and their ancestors lived in Uppland. They lived on estates and farms, worked the land, conducted trade and made ​​their long and famous voyages. Vikings and their ancestors is the name of a series of experiences that have been developed based on an eventful period in our history, antiquity, which also includes the Viking age.

Take guided tours, meet archaeologists at excavation sites, take part in theme days and see exhibitions with Viking themes. You can also meet Vikings – Vendel’s powerful estate owner, the merchant Ulf, Grimsa the rich Viking chief’s daughter, Andvett in Varpsund, or the Viking woman Torgerd in Gamla Uppsala – they tell of Vikings and their ancestors, on guided tours and in mobile apps."



If you're wondering what a runestone is, Wikipedia give good information here:


"The runestones are unevenly distributed in Scandinavia: Denmark has 250 runestones, Norway has 50 while Iceland has none. Sweden has as many as between 1,700 and 2,500 depending on definition. The Swedish district of Uppland has the highest concentration with as many as 1,196 inscriptions in stone, whereas Södermanland is second with 391."

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Hello Chris,
Good capture of this fascinating rune stone and companion. Excellent rendering of the colours and details.

Bonjour, cher Chris,
Voilà encore une image enrichissante à tous points de vue.
Apprendre, comprendre, découvrir, c'est très agréable de voyager de cette façon.

Ciao Chris, great view of interesting museum, splendid light, wonderful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Chris,

This is interesting!
The Vikings din't leave much in the way of written records but their influence can be felt all over England, particularly in the north. I have seen a stone carving which shows the growing mixture of Saxon and Viking cultures, as the opposing sides show evidence of each.
This is a fine, clear depiction of the runestone and the person who might of carved it.
You offer good advice to anyone who might visit this area.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

Hello Chris,
I wish I could read the runes - and if I could, I wish I would understand that ancient Scandinavian. People on Iceland are probably better off, since their language hasn't changed so much in 1000 years. It's a nice and clear photo with pleasant colours in the artificial light.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-12 4:06]

Hello Chris,
nice the view of this runestone with the Viking to look to visitors with this malicious glance.It is the first time that read and learn about runestones with the exhibit to be seen clearly and from so close distance.


Hello Chris,

good image of this runestone, details are excellent as well as the light management, it looks an interesting museum to visit, well done,

Best regards,


Bonjour Chris,

J'aime bien cette image. Les personnages, même empaillés apportent de la vie à un musée et aussi donnent de belles relations dimensionnelles aux éléments exposés.



Bonjour Chris,

Le portrait du viking cadre bien la pierre. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la pierre runique. La lumière environnante rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24821 W: 520 N: 41794] (179274)
  • [2018-07-12 6:34]

Hello Chris,

I am a faithful museum visitor but I Belgium is forbidden take picture inside museum.
Colours and creation are nice to look.
Sharpness and clarity are real amazing.
Very well done, TFS.

Kindest regards,

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokaznao, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa skulptura ratnika i gravura na kamenoj ploci u muzeju.
Lepa garderoba i detalji na skulpturi ratnika.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Good showing, good contrast, nice colors.
A beautiful sculpture of warriors and engravings on a stone slab in a museum.
Nice wardrobe and details on a warrior sculpture.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night, all the best.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10088 W: 161 N: 16616] (128483)
  • [2018-07-12 7:42]

Witaj Chris!
Nice scene from museum.
Interesting exposure.
Good POV and colors.
Well done.
Nice afternoon.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-07-12 14:20]

Hello Chris,
great picture from interesting museum.
Thank you for informative notes.
Very well done, fine presentation.

Hi Chris
A very well observed and crafted composition with much to take in at the unbelievable historic main items. It's clean crisp, lovely warm colour and contrast. A capture full of good contents, Well done
Best regards

Hi Chris,
Well photographed, interesting about Viking culture, perfect light and sharpness, tfs.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10536 W: 146 N: 26484] (127359)
  • [2018-07-13 0:19]

Hello Chris, Nicw scen from the museum. Interesting view of the runstone.

Have a nice day


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14276 W: 0 N: 16256] (173682)
  • [2018-07-13 1:08]


Quelle vue de ce musée sueprbe quelle pierre et ces dessin à la surface en rouge et le soldat à ses côtsé en costume d'époque sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Chris,
The Viking looks almost as alive figure on the picture, so I had in mind before opened the thumbnail. Tried to figure out the labyrinth painted lines on the stones, still not concluded what we see.
Anyway, a fine indoor'd the museum photo.
Good evening,

Hello dear Chris and have a nice time
and a happy weekend
original version concerning Viking TUMULUS
graves and generally interesting notes about
Vikings who lived on estates and farms more than
a thousand years ago

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15947 W: 159 N: 27816] (146140)
  • [2018-07-14 6:18]

Hi Chris
Bonne note d'histoire pour accompagner la composition, bon cadrage, netteté et couleurs, intéressante image
Bonne journée

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10297 W: 174 N: 18367] (81839)
  • [2018-07-14 9:09]


I imagine the original shapes of the stone wound't have these red lines, anyway this way we can see the design of the piece, so interesting view of the animals and the model at side. I remembered the pieces of silver they had as treasure, put around the neck.

take care


Hello Chris,
I like the colors and shapes in your frame, not to mention the interesting artifact. The cardboard figure looks a bit cheesy, though. 👍

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