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At Anundshög there are 5 skibssaetnings. No other site in Sweden has such a number of big skibssaetnings in a small area.
According to written sources, the stones were lying down in the 17th
century. Probably the stones were understanded as pagan objects,
and were destroyed when christianity grew.
The stones remained lying until 1932, when the restoration of 4 of the
skibssaetnings began. The ground around the area were examined.
Close to the nearest stone to Anundshög some burned bones and a pottery shard was found, maybe a grave.
In the middle of the ships there is a round stone, perhaps symbolizing the mast of the ship.

The skibssaetning closest to Anundshög measures 53 metres lon and 16 wide. The other one is 51 metres long and 25 wide.
The 3 smaller ones are 35, 28 and 23 metres long respectively.
The fifth skibssaetning is still waiting to be restored.

Sorry for the pictures, some moron thought this was a good place to
erect a stage..... I'll try to supply better pictures the next time i visit the area.

Info board on site in Swedish, English, German and French.
Posted by L-M K
2nd September 2009ce
Edited 7th September 2009ce

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