THE SVARTARP FIND

In the 1930s, Gustav Lund, an agricultural labourer from Svartarp, made a fantastic discovery. He had ploughed up some rings from the bog and examined them. Bo Kölby, who later became a leading light in the local heritage association, and who was 9 or10 at the time, was there when the rings were discovered. He remembers running home and telling everybody about the discovery, which was similar to a ring the family had found a few years before in roughly the same spot. They dug down deeper and found 40 neck rings, a number of bangles, a dress pin, five spear heads and five axe heads. Dentist Einar Magnusson of Falköping, a driving force behind the local heritage museum Falbygdens museum, paid Gustav Lund 100 kronor for the find, and offered him free dental treatment. The find eventually ended up in the Historiska Museet in Stockholm.