The silver heart on the female skeleton

The silver heart on the female skeleton

In 1916, a female skeleton was dug up under the floor of a medieval church in the Gamlestaden district in Gothenburg. Contrary to the usual Christian tradition, the woman had received a grave gift in the form of a silver heart on her chest. The find, and the mystery surrounding it, has been dedicated to an entire room at the Gothenburg City Museum.

The secrets of the museums investigates mysterious objects in Swedish museums

In this episode, the Culture Editor’s Mattias Berg is assisted by the museum educator Håkan Strömberg at the Gothenburg City Museum and archeology conservator Inger Nyström Godfrey and Claes Gejrot at the National Archives, who are specialists in medieval Latin.





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