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World’s Biggest Viking Museum for Stockholm?

Published tisdag 3 juni 2008 kl 11.02

The National Museum of National Antiquities here in Stockholm has announced plans to build the world’s biggest museum dedicated to the Vikings.

The plan is to construct a new building adjacent to the main building in downtown Stockholm – and to fiancé this with a theme park section dedicated to the Vikings and their life style a millennium ago.

This would mean that the Swedish center-right government soon to receive the plans for the Viking project wouldn’t have to dig into tax money to pay for the long-awaited museum.

Critics have long been demanding a real display of Viking traditions since the museum has only a smalls section dedicted to those Nordic warriors and travellers  – and that the small museum on a nearby Lake Mälaren island where the Vikings once had their main settlement is not that accessible to the increasing flood of tourists coming to the Swedish capital.

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