|The big ship, made of 24 stones, whereof 10 is standing, is one of the largest in Sweden.
One peculiar thing with this skibsaetning is that the
usually larger bow- and aft stones are missing,
just like in the Askeberga skibssaetning.
The size of the skibsaetning is 44 x 18 metres,
the lying stones is 1.5-2.8 metres long, 1.1-2.4 metres wide and
0.6-1.6 metres thick.
The standing stones are 1.5-2.4 metres high, 1.25-2.25 metres wide and
0.9-1.6 metres thick.
The stones are connected by a wall, 2-3 metres wide and 0.1-0.2 metres high.
The skibssaetning was examined in 1953.
The other 23 graves are round, flat barrows, except for one
quadratic one, with standing stones in the corners.
The biggest one of the flat barrows has been reworked in later times,
to be used as a fundament for a windmill.
GE has too bad resolution in the area
Info board on site in Swedish and English.
How to get there:
On Highway E4, about 58 kilometres north of Jönköping,
take the exit to road 50 towards Motala and drive for 27.6 kilometres (take care - a lot of speed cameras on this road)
then turn left and continue for 4.6 kilometres.
There is no parking directly at the site, so
park at the church 200 metres south of the site.
Posted by L-M K
1st September 2009ce
Edited 7th September 2009ce