Author Archives: Oscar Montelius

Living: 1843 - 1921

Place of birth: Stockholm

Oscar Montelius was a Swedish archaeologist and national antiquarian. He was a member of the Swedish Academy 1917-1921 in chair number 18.

"Internationally, Montelius is known for his archaeological work where, by spinning a web of dates from the Nordic countries across Europe to Egypt and Asia with their written reigns, he was able to determine the age of Scandinavian objects from very distant times." - Wikipedia

Midwinter sun festival

Oscar Montelius (1843-1921) writes about the pagan midwinter festival celebrated by the Swedes' ancestors sometime [...]