Birka Restored

Living history and experimental archaeology at the site of Birka help understand life at the site during the Viking Period.



Adult and children dressed based upon evidence from burials at Birka.



Wooden defense wall and gate



Shed attached to the exterior of a house with a thatched roof.



Reconstruction of the house of a potter.



Reconstruction of the back of the house of the potter.



Living historian in an apron dress.



Living historian with burial mounds to the south side of the site.



Ladder for repair of roof thatch.



Herbs drying inside of a house.



View looking south from the North cemetery, across the townsite. Hillfort is in the distance.


Ambrosiani, jorn
2013 Excavations in the Black Earth: Stratigraphy.  Birka Studies, Stockholm.


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