The year was 1934. Archaeologist Bror-Magnus Vifot stepped onto a field in Stora Uppåkra to investigate strange color changes in the field. Little did he know that the modest excavation he carried out at the time, would be the first but far from the last archaeological excavation of what turned out to be one of Northern Europe’s most interesting sites.
With the more extensive excavations and metal detections in the 1990’s, the true nature of Uppåkra’s magnificent past has come clear. Here, people lived for more than 1100 years, and dramatic destinies of life have become known thanks to the archaeological material. is was a place of political and religious power, which is reflected in the remains of the settlement, where, for example, the over 10 meter Ceremonial House clearly marks the great role of religion in Uppåkras history.