Livrustkammaren

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The Royal Armoury
Livrustkammaren
Livrustkammaren 2011a.jpg
Entrance to the museum.
Established 1628[1][2]
Location Slottsbacken, Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates 59°19′36″N 18°04′18″E / 59.32667°N 18.07167°E / 59.32667; 18.07167
Website livrustkammaren.se

The Royal Armoury (Swedish: Livrustkammaren) is a museum in the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. It contains many artifacts of Swedish military history and Swedish royalty. It is the oldest museum in Sweden, established in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus when he decided that his clothes from his campaign in Poland should be preserved for posterity.[1]

The skull of the last recorded live aurochs was stolen from Jaktorów, Poland by the Swedish Army during the Swedish invasion of Poland (1655–1660), and can now be found in the museum.[verification needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ett museum blir till" (in Swedish). Livrustkammaren. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Livrustkammaren". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

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