|The skibssaetning on Amundtorp grave field is 25 metres long and 9 metres wide, and consists of 24 stones, which gradually gets higher towards the ends. 22 stones were re-erected during a restoration in 1938.
On the WSW end of the ship there is a square, consisting of 12 standing stones, of which 5 was re-erected during the
above mentioned restoration.the sides are 15 metres long.
ENE of the ship is a stone ring, 9 metres in diametre,
and on the other side of the fence is another stone ring, 14 metres in diametre, in front of a barrow.
Note the hill behind the stone ship and the square, it's straight
and doesn't look natural. It could be remains from the lime quarry
nearby, but it looks like the ground where the stones are standing has been cut into the hill, leaving part of the hill behind.
South of the site there is also 2 hills, that looks like 2 barrows.
The stone square can be seen in GE.
How to get there:
On road 49 between Skara and Skövde, turn south in Varnhem towards
Broddetorp, and drive for 2.9 kilometres, then you'll see the spot
to your left. Parking spot and info board in Swedish, English and German immediately beside the road.
Park there and walk to the farm. Pass it and walk up the wooden
stairs to the left behind the farm. After another 50 metres
you are at the square of stones.
Posted by L-M K
16th September 2009ce