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In Norse mythology , a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja 's afterlife field Fólkvangr ), the valkyries bring

League of the Three Emperors print that page

On 22 October 1873, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck negotiated an agreement ( German : Dreikaiserabkommen ) between the monarchs of Austria–Hungary , Russia and Germany . The alliance constituted one of the early coalitions of European powers that ultimately created enough tension by | 2011/5/11 18:30:02

Dag Wirén print that page

and then echoed in the last three movements. [ 3 ] From 1948, he spent summers on the island of Björkö , in Stockholm's archipelago. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Royal Swedish Opera from 1962 to 1971. His TV ballet Den elaka drottningen (The Evil Queen) won the | 2011/4/12 12:48:13

Adelsö print that page


The Adelsö landscape consists of pine -clad rocky hills and moraine ridges dotted with fields and deciduous trees, mainly oak . The highest spot on Adelsö is Kunsta Mountain, which is 53.2 m above sea level. The top of Kunsta has an outlook tower offering a great view of the middle of Lake

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trading town on Helgö began to emerge around the year 200 and are 500 year older than Birka at Björkö . The first archaeological dig in 1954 found not only remains of the early settlement, but also a workshop area that became of international interest. Among the finds were a small Buddha

Köpingsvik print that page


area of approximately 25 hectars, almost 4 times larger than the similar site on the island of Björkö near Stockholm . Köping was in operation from the 7th to the 13th century. It was also an important center of early Christianity in Sweden. Remains of an unfinished, massive 12th century

Vladimir Lamsdorf print that page


to learn, upon their return to St. Petersburg, that the Tsar had secretly signed the Treaty of Björkö with Imperial Germany . It was owing to their efforts that the projected Russian-German alliance against Britain never came into effect. This earned Lamsdorf the enmity of both German government

Viipuri Province print that page


Coat of arms Capital Viipuri ¹ President  - 1918-1920 Antti Verner Hackzell  - 1925-1944 Arvo Manner History  -  Established December 6 1743  -  Moscow Peace Treaty March 21, 1940  -  Moscow Armistice September 19, 1944  -  Paris Peace Treaty

Holmöarna print that page


The islands are situated in the Norra Kvarken narrows between the Bothnian Sea to the south and the Bothnian Bay to the north. Holmöarna's nature is quite diverse with areas covered in forest, bogs and lakes , and the islands have a rich birdlife. The islands' natural life is so special

Prehistory and origin of Stockholm print that page


The prehistory of Stockholm is the continuous development and series of events that made the mouth of Lake Mälaren strategically important; a location which by the mid 13th century had become the centre of the newly consolidated Swedish kingdom. The origin of Stockholm pre-dates its written