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Rapola Hill Fort (Finland)

Rapola Hill Fort (Finland)

Hill forts or “castles” were places were people took refuge during a time of danger. They were located on steep hills or ridges and quite often also fortified.

Rapola hill fort is the oldest and largest in Finland. It was built during the Viking age and area it covers is 400 meters long and 200 meters wide.

1-4: remains of the walls

5: on the top of the hill

6: Walls/info

7-8 A view from an observation post towards lake Vanajavesi. I guess that approaching raiding parties were rather easy to spot from here. .

9: Map depicting a chain of hill forts along lake Vanajavesi. Rapola is on a upper left corner of the map.

10. Info board

Rapola, May 2017

Frankish jewelry

Frankish jewelry

* 6th / 7th century

* Köln

* Romano-Germanic museum

Cologne, November 2017

Walls of Tallinn

Walls of Tallinn

Southern side of the old town

Tallinn, December 2014

Items from an Alemanni tomb * Romano-Germanic…

Items from an Alemanni tomb

* Romano-Germanic museum, Cologne
* 5th / 6th century

Cologne, November 2017

Frankish rings, 6th-7th century

Frankish rings, 6th-7th century

* Romano-Germanic Museum, Cologne

Cologne, November 2017

Medieval capitals and reliefs* Germany, 12th c…

Medieval capitals and reliefs

* Germany, 12th century


*
Schnütgen  museum, Köln / “Expedition Mittelalter. Das Verborgene Museum Schnütgen ,
20. Oktober 2017 – 28. Januar 2018″



Cologne, November 2017

Reliquary diptych

Reliquary diptych

* France, 14th century

* Schnütgen Museum

Cologne, November 2017

St. Peter* Köln, c. 1315-1320 * walnut, polych…

St. Peter

* Köln, c. 1315-1320

* walnut, polychrome

* Schnütgen Museum

Cologne, November 2017

Aboe Vetus archaeological area Lead seals fro…

Aboe Vetus archaeological area

Lead seals from rolls of cloth

Turku, March 2018

Turku Cathedral – Iron fence ornament of Tavas…

Turku Cathedral – Iron fence ornament of Tavast Chapel (1425)

Turku, March 2018