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<b>Elgesem</b>Posted by VragebugtenImage © Vragebugten
Latitude:59° 8' 13.22" N
Longitude:   10° 9' 49.26" E

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The stonesetting at Elgesem is 40 meters long and 7 meters at the broadest. 21 of originally 38 stones still stands. The endstones is 2,5 (east) and 1,85 (west) meters high.

There are also 8 burial-mounds at the site (of originally 20-30) and several unmarked graves. Finds show that the site has been in use from about 500BC up to 1000CE.

A runestone was found in an excavation made by Nikolay Nikolaysen in 1870, the inscription is thought to represent the letters ALU.
Posted by Vragebugten
20th August 2008ce
Edited 20th August 2008ce


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Vilhelm Møller: Gravfeltet og steinkretsen på Elgesem

Drawing of rune-stone, and photo of the stones from the 1930-ies
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7th April 2009ce