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The standing stone at Nybø (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Bautasteinen på Nybø


Text in norwegian.
Posted by Vragebugten
30th September 2008ce

The standing stone at Nybø (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Not directly signposted as such, but there's a beach-sign and a parking lot just next to the road.

You can see the stone from the road if you look towards the sea when driving (not recommended!).

The stone has been moved two times since 1941 as the road has been widened. The area was excavated in 1941 and several graves found near the stone.
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30th September 2008ce

The Balder stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Links

Baldersteinen


Text in norwegian. Historical pictures.
Posted by Vragebugten
30th September 2008ce

The Balder stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

The stone is on private land, signposted from the main road, 20 meters down a dirt-road. It's probably better to park on the parking-lot for the Husabø-graveyard down the slope if you can find a way to get there by car.

The stone is probably Norways highest with 7,87 meters.

The name, Balders stone, is first known used in the 19th century, it has also been known as Fritjofs (probably mythological, known from literary sources such as Fritjofs saga) stone and the Ivar Elda (historical figure killed at the battle of Fimreite in 1184) stone.

Balder is of course the name of one of Odins sons.
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30th September 2008ce

The standing stone at Nybø (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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The Balder stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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