Royal Lights

By: P-M Heden


Region: Europe

Site: Uppsala - Sweden

Date: September 2014

The majestic northern lights, aurora borealis, dance above ancient buried royal tombs in Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala). The Royal mounds is the name for this three large barrows. According to ancient folklore, it would be the three gods Thor, Odin and Freyr lying here. The site is dated to pre-viking era in the 5th and 6th centuries, the Sweden's oldest national symbol. This image is taken during a significant aurora activity (aurora storm). Seeing such a vivid aurora is not very common in lower Sweden latitudes like Uppsala. P-M Heden,

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