Monday, July 16, 2012


Li burial field outside Gothenburg Sweden.
Around 1000 years ago, the ocean (which we can almost see at the horizon) reached the edge of these standing stones. They date back to the Iron age (8.000-1000 years B.C) and were most likely raised to honor dead people.

Wikepedia writes interestingly about standing stones.
There are around one hundred here at Fjaras outside Gothenburg. 
Many stones were removed by the local population over time to be used for building purposes but this stopped when the Swedish king Charles XV visited the place in 1865 and urged them to refrain from this practice.

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