|Askeberga is the site of Sweden's second largest skibssaetning,
after Ales stenar in Skåne.
The 24 stones are between 1.5 and 3 metres high, the weight of the
biggest one is estimated to weigh about 30 tonnes.
The size of the ship is 55 x 18 metres, and the fore and aft stones are missing in this ship (like Nässja domarring), as opposed to most other skibssaetnings.
this makes the shape of the stones look more like a longhouse,
a common building during the iron age.
Info board on site in Swedish, English and German.
How to get there:
At highway E20 at the city of Mariestad,
turn southeastwards onto road 201.
Turn right in the roundabout that you arrive to after
Drive 4 kilometres to Tidan town and look out for
a right-pointing white sign "Skeppssättning".
turn right, and after 350 metres turn right again
and after 1.2 kilometres the site and parking spot is to your right.
The site can be seen in GE
The site has been a gathering place since it was built in the younger iron age, in the south part of the ship there is a foundation for a flag pole, made 19 june 1942.
The ship is pointing in north-south direction, and is almost directly north of Ales stenar.
Posted by L-M K
4th September 2009ce
Edited 7th September 2009ce