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[–] 10309170? 1 points 24 points (+25|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Swede here, created this account just to let you know it is NOT fake news. It is just a bit exaggerated. They have stopped cataloging and keeping things not made from precious metal.

Here it the background as to why:

The building sector in Sweden has exploded. The government wrote a law forcing the local "governments" to provide housing to immigrants within a certain time after them arriving in Sweden. This is a bit of a problem since we were low on housing to begin with. Now they are borrowing money and are building like crazy. Most times when you build something in Sweden you hit upon an ancient site from vikings, bronze age or some such. Archaeologist have to look through these sites and document them before they are destroyed. The people who has to deal with this does not get any more money or people to deal with the insane increase in workload. What can they do? They cut corners and only save what they think is the most valuable. It used to be that excavation could delay construction for years but that is not acceptable in the current political climate. These people must have their own housing NOW!
What the article in SVD (Svenska Dagbladet, a reputable paper) is saying is that this is short sighted and important pieces of our history might get lost if we don't do this properly.
So not ALL new found artifacts, but most artifact belonging to common people and the excavation and examination of the sites are rushed. All to build housing that will not be enough anyway... And we are borrowing money to do it. The EU should be happy we have our own currency! :-P

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[–] PhilaFerret 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Unbelievable English, ny Swede!

Citation?

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[–] 10309291? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well, you do have the SVD article. In Sweden that is like The New York Times in credibility. Their article confirms what I am saying that the excavations are being rushed to speed up constructions.
Digging up tons of links for you is a lot of work. And if you do not believe what you read in Svenska Dagbladet probably a waste of time.

BTW:Unbelievable English; How so?

Här får du lite svenska med om du tvivlar på att jag är svensk! :P

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[–] Saufsoldat 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

NOT fake news. It is just a bit exaggerated.

So fake news.

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[–] 10314213? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That would make almost all news "fake news", very few things are 100% accurate.
Fake news, to me, is a pure made up lie. Like claiming that Trump is a racist or traitor when there is no indication that he is.
Claiming that he has the worlds funnies hair is not fake news, it is an exaggeration since his hair IS kinda funny looking.