Hardrada’s body is removed from the battlefield. His body was returned to Norway later in the year. Snorri writes, “One year after King Harald's fall his body was transported from England north to Nidaros, and was buried in Mary's Church, which he had built.” A century later his body was reinterred in Elgeseter Priory. In 2006, it was suggested he be reinterred in Nidaros Cathedral, currently the burial place of nine Norwegian kings. Around 4000 Norwegians were killed on the battlefield that day and according to Orderic Vitalis, “great heaps of the bones of the slain lie there to this day.”