In the autumn of 2014 a mysterious golden disc, hidden in an antique casket, was found by an 11-year-old girl. Her discovery set off a chain of events leading a local archeologist, Sven Rosborn, into a fascinating race through time and history. After a six year-long detective work and investigation he is now ready to present his conclusions in a long-awaited book “The Viking King’s Golden Treasure”. Read the full story about of the finding of the Viking king Harald Bluetooth’s grave and the location of the legendary Viking fortress of Jomsborg. Sift through over 300 pages and learn about a previously unknown chronicle, “Gesta Wulinensis ecclesiae pontificum” which gives an extensive account of the Viking age Scandinavia during the 10th century. Here is a story of the struggle for power and the foundation of the future dynasties in Denmark, Sweden and Norway as well as Viking raids in Ireland and England. The book describes in detail these unique facts, but it also gives an overall picture of the Viking Age era for those who are not familiar with the subject.
Price: 299.00 SEK (approx. USD 31.00 | EURO 27.00)
About the Author
Sven Gunnar Rosborn (Sven Gunnar Rosborn (born 1949 in Malmö, Sweden) is a Swedish archaeologist, historian and writer best known for his contributions to the archaeology of the Viking Age in the province of Scania and for his leadership of archaeology and history research and education foundations. He is recognized for the discovery of the Curmsun Disc, a memorial plaque of the great Viking king Harald Bluetooth.
Sven Rosborn graduated from Lunds University in 1972 and has a Bachelors of Science (BSc) degree in Ancient Archaeology (1971) and Medieval Archaeology (1972). He He became a licentiate of philosophy in Medieval Archaeology in 1974. After completing his graduation he worked as archaeologist and from 1977 to 1995 as director of The City Museum at Malmö Castle. In 1989/1990 he was responsible for the planning and organization of the Scandinavian Viking exhibition “I Vichinghi” in Florence, Italy.
In August 1990, along with two colleagues, he founded the publishing house Historiska Media and started to publish a monthly history magazine Populär Historia. He is a co-founder of Foteviken Museum (1995) at which he worked until 2013 as Information and Research Director. Sven Rosborn is an author of numerous books, articles and papers about the Viking Age and the medieval history of Scania. He is also known for taking initiative to several projects devoted to historical heritage of Scandinavia. He has been a member of the board of Skånska Akedemin, an academy promoting cultural legacy of the province of Scania.