Snowchange staff and friends has discovered the very first inland ancient labyrinth or “Troy Town” from Arctic Finland.
Following a public announcement from the Museum of Lapland in late 2022, Snowchange can confirm that Jaakko Pohjoismäki originally in 2021 and subsequently Snowchange staff in 2022 has been involved in a discovery that is a historic first.
Usually these pre- and early- historic labyrinths are found on the coast of Finland, where they are associated with Swedish and / or Scandinavian traditions, and then some have been discovered in Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Now, the 2021-22 discovery from Savukoski, Eastern Lapland, marks the first ever inland labyrinth to be discovered, at least 260 kilometers from the Baltic Sea coast. Over the past year, archaeologists at the Museum of Lapland have inventoried the find and confirm that it is actually first of its kind inland and also rather unique in design. Now the site is protected by law.
Snowchange continues this process to support unique Arctic cultural heritage and will work towards a scientific publication of the results.