Rakni’s mound

Rakni’s Mound is an ancient burial mound located in the municipality of Tingvoll, Norway. It is believed to date back to the Viking Age.

Rakni's mound

Rakni’s Mound is an ancient burial mound located in the municipality of Tingvoll in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is believed to date back to the Viking Age, which lasted from the late 8th century to the mid-11th century.

The mound is named after Rakni, a legendary king who is said to have been buried there. According to the saga, Rakni was the son of Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway. The mound is also sometimes referred to as “Raknehaugen” or “Raknehågån” in the local dialect.

The mound is approximately 15 meters in diameter and 5 meters high. It is made of stones and earth, and is surrounded by a ring of large stones. The inside of the mound contains a burial chamber, which is thought to have once held the remains of a powerful Viking leader. However, no human remains have been found inside the mound, as it has been looted and excavated several times over the centuries.

Despite the lack of physical evidence, Rakni’s Mound remains an important cultural and historical site in Norway. It is considered a symbol of the country’s Viking heritage, and has been the subject of numerous legends and myths over the years. Today, visitors can explore the site and learn more about its fascinating history at the nearby Rakni’s Mound Museum.

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