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Skäftekärr Ekonomiska Förening (SE)
The Island Öland, east of Kalmar is about 125 kilometres long and was rich in the, due to its strategic location. Near Löttorp, a small village in the north, an Iron Age site was discovered, being inhabited between 500 and 1050 AD.
Soon the decision was taken to reconstruct one of the larger longhouses, mainly for pedagogic purposes. During the Summer season, it is also open to tourist public when demonstrations and take place in this park like surrounding. There is also a small and a shop / cafe on site. Next to the impressive longhouse lies the predecessor, a reconstructed house which was destroyed by several years ago and now waits to be experimentally excavated.
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