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Ales Stenar

Megalithic ship on the Baltic coast

Pavel Čáp
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Ales Stenar
Inserted: 15.05.2020
Author: Pavel Čáp © gigaplaces.com
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Probably in the Bronze Age, a 70 m long and 19 m wide megalithic ship was built on the sea coast. It is built of 57 standing stones that form its floor plan and undoubtedly served as an astronomical calendar. It is the best-preserved Swedish megalithic ship, whose detailed research did not take place until the 1980s. Unfortunately, the various dating dates were ambiguous (the age range is 5,500 to 1,400 years), so the building retains at least some secrets.

Southeastern tip of the ship

The whole ship from the southeast end. This is where the monument usually comes from the village of Kåseberga. Otherwise, a nice grass grows everywhere, which is grazed by sheep …

Southeastern tip of the ship
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Seashore

The megalithic building is built on a flat terrace some 30 meters above the Baltic level. The coast can of course be reached.

Seashore
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View to the northwest

When the light is good, the ship is very photogenic at all possible scales.

View to the northwest
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The whole ship is 70 meters long

He threw a stone at the Baltic …

The whole ship is 70 meters long
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Several-ton boulders
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Several-ton boulders

The most common type of rock is various gneisses.

Photogenic corners

Everyone can easily find a composition for their photo.

Photogenic corners
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Meditation

The place, of course, attracts sensitive people, who find space for meditations of all kinds. And when there are few tourists, for example early in the morning, it certainly works …

Meditation
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