National Geographic : 1934 Jul
Photograph by Donald McLeish FOR NEARLY FOUR CENTURIES THIS CASTLE HAS DOMINATED UPPSALA, THE OXFORD OFSWEDEN In the mighty structure founded by Gustavus Vasa many incidents in the nation's history have been enacted. Here Erik XIV brought death toCount Sture before he was deposed, and here the celebrated Queen Christina abdicated (see illustration, page 13). The building isnow used asthe residence ofthe Governor of the province and partly as an arsenal. Uppsala is the seat of the famous university of that name, which opened its doors before Columbus sailed tothe New World.