THE ÅLLEBERG GOLD NECKLACE

In 1827, one of Sweden's foremost artistic finds from prehistoric times, the three-ringed Ållebergkragen necklace, was discovered below the rocky slopes of Ållebergs Änne hill. It was found near the north summit of Ålleberg hill by two men who were looking for a stone suitable for use in an oven.

A copy of the gold necklace can be found in Falbygdens Museum (www.falkoping.se), while the original is on display in the Gold Room in the Swedish History Museum, in Stockholm.
Photo: Christer Åhlin, SHM (Swedish History Museum)