|The skibsaetnings in Böckersboda lies on a ridge
along an ancient road.
The first one is 30 x 8 metres, and points in
NNE - SSW direction.
The second one is 17 x 8 metres, and points in
NE - SW direction
They were excavated and restored in 1950 by the county museum.
Each ship contained a cremation grave, measuring
about 50 x 50 centimetres, located about in the centre of the ships,
and contained burnt bones, coal and ash. One grave also contained
fragments of a horn comb and dominoes mad of bone.
These finds can now be seen at the national Historical Museum in Stockholm.
Info post on site in Swedish, English and German.
The ships can be seen in GE
How to get there:
after about 15.3 kilometres north of the north exit to Mariestad on highway E20,
turn right (if you pass the bridge over the Göta kanal channel,
you've drove too far). After 1.85 kilometres, you'll pass the a.m. channel. Turn left after 240 metres and continue for 560 metres,
where you will see a blue sign "Skeppssättning" to the left.
Folow thw signs and you are at the spot.
Posted by L-M K
18th November 2009ce