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Swedish-American Myth – The Kensington Stone Posted by on Apr 10, 2012

I’m working on a degree in Scandinavian Studies and have recently found myself reading and listening to a lot of things about the Kensington Stone. In fact, I just recently heard a talk by Anders Lundt Hansen, a Danish historian and NGO worker, discussing the stone and was inspired to do a quick write-up. The…

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Top 15 Swedish things Posted by on Nov 2, 2010

Hey there all of you, In this post I will post all of the things you thought were Swedish. Hopefully our Swedish blog team can write posts about some of the different things as well. Then I have extracted 15 of all the things and hopefully they will be the most representative of them all…

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Iceland part 2 (The Vikings) Posted by on Jul 6, 2010

Some scholars say that the first ever settlers on Iceland were monks from Scotland (as early as in the second half of the 7th century). However, if it was so they must have left when the Vikings arrived around 874. The first settler who was named was a Norwegian settler Ingólfur Arnarson who came with his family to…

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Fun Places in Sweden – Öland Posted by on Aug 21, 2009

If you read with some regularity what I write here on this blog, you might have gotten the impression my most favorite places in Sweden are all in the north. True, many of them are, but not all. Take Öland, for example. Definitely not in the north. In fact, as far as Sweden goes, it’s…

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