Trelleborg Should Be A UNESCO Site

The Viking Age ring fortresses found throughout Denmark and present-day southern Sweden are considered unique. Of the 6 know “Trelleborg’s” then the one bearing the name Trelleborg on the Danish island of Zealand was part of the Northern European serial application of multiple Viking sites to be accepted as UNESCO World Heritage. This application was however not approved at the latest UNESCO world conference in Berlin in the summer of 2015.

Therefore, it is exciting news that a stand-alone Trelleborg application to be recognized as a World Heritage site is apparently being planned. If accepted it would join the Jelling Mounds, Rune Stones and Church site as well as Roskilde Cathedral, which are already Danish Viking Age related UNESCO World Heritage sites.

A Viking Age Trelleborg site would seem worthy to join the list!!


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