Dating back from the Viking period, Uppsala is one of the oldest cities in Sweden. Its historic heritage consist of a collection of monumental buildings. The main sight is the Domkyrka (Uppsala Cathedral), Scandinavia's largest church (118.70m high). Facing the west end of the cathedral is the Gustavianum, built in 1625 to be the main building of the University - oldest center of higher education in Scandinavia.It contains the Museum of Nordic Antiquities, the Victoria Museum (of Egyptian antiquities) and the University's cultural history collections. It also houses a perfectly preserved 17th-century Anatomical Theatre. 5km north of Uppsala lies Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), the location of the medieval village of Uppsala called "The cradle of the Swedish nation".