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Virgin Mary's Sewing Needle (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Karmøy - the saga island


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postman Posted by postman
9th November 2011ce

Grinde, Tysvær (Standing Stones) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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19th April 2009ce

Grinde, Tysvær (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

There are 7 stones at Grinde (the site is called Dukjen), they are known as Resa- or Sversteinane. The stones are 1,8 - 4 m. high and 0,5 -1,5 m. wide.

In 1919 only one of the stones were standing, 6 were used as building-material for bridges. The site was restored in 1952 and the stones were placed in a L.

The stones may come from an old quarry at Grindevatnet, about 550 m. north-east from Dukjen.
Posted by Vragebugten
19th April 2009ce

The Five Bad Virgins (Standing Stones) — Links

"De fem dårlige jomfruer"


Text in norwegian, with pictures.
Posted by Vragebugten
12th September 2008ce

The Five Bad Virgins (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

The Five Bad Virgins is 5 stones at Norheim , very close to the bridge over the sound (Karmsundet) between the mainland at Haugesund and Karmøy. There are 3 stones marking the corners in a triangle and 2 stones in the middle.

In 1901 a bronze-kettle containing ashes and bearclaws wrapped in cloth was found about 2 meters west of the 2 middle stones. The kettle is probably roman from South-West Germany dated to about 300CE.

If you come from Haugesund take to the right just after RadisonSAS and follow the signs.
Posted by Vragebugten
12th September 2008ce

Virgin Mary's Sewing Needle (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

The Virgin Marys sewing needle (in norwegian Jomfru Marias synål) is an 7,2 meter high stone close to the southern wall of the church at Avaldsnes. When it touches the wall the world will go under!

There has also been a 9 meter high stone by the church, but it was destroyed in a fire in 1698 (?).

Avaldsnes has been a central place in early norwegian history, due to its proximity to Karmsundet.

When I first saw the stone 3 years ago I felt it would be wrong to take a photo, as it wouldn't do justice to the impression it makes when you walk round the corner and it rages over you.
Posted by Vragebugten
12th September 2008ce