The Blomsholm stone ship - Strømstad, Sweden
For almost 2,000 years, the Blomsholm Ship has 'sailed' across the meadows. It covers also a pre-historic grave: does it symbolise the buried person's last journey?
Photo. The Blomsholm Stone Ship, Stromstad, Sweden. Strømstad, Sverige. For almost 2,000 years, the Blomsholm Ship has 'sailed' across the meadows. Stone circle shaped as a ship. © Travel Explorations.
I explored, or shall I say boarded, the remains of the ancient Blomsholm stone ship on Saturday 23rd September 2017. On the ship I travelled back far away back in time. The ship is one of the oldest in Sweden. The bow and stern are about 4 metres high and dates from the early Scandinavian Iron Age (c. 400 - 600 AD).
The amazing stone circle is located in a beautiful cultivated landscape. Across the green field, I could observe it from a long distance. It was first when I looked at it from a spesific angel, I could see the shape of a ship.
The stone structure reaches over 40 metres long and is constructed with 49 stones. As I could understand the size and prominent position of the grave at the site shows that an important person must be buried here. As is typical for stone ships, it has a large stone, often a runic stone, at each end, and a number of smaller stones making up the ship shape in between. Stone ships were often used to burn important, deceased people, and there are traces of a grave inside the Blomsholm Stone Ship.
Blomsholm is one of Bohuslän's finest cultural heritage landscapes, with lots of remains from the Stone Age until medieval times. Blomsholm has ancient remains of national interest. Around Blomsholm Country House is an area with ancient remains, which is of national interest. For this reason, it may be the most exciting pre-historic site in Bohuslän. There are also several other large megaliths in the area. Another stone circle and menhirs (Neolithic age) stand in the wood near the viking-ship shaped stone circle.
The stone ship or ship setting was an early burial custom in Scandinavia, Northern Germany and the Baltic states. The grave or cremation burial was surrounded by slabs or stones in the shape of a ship. The ships vary in size and were erected from c. 1000 BC to 1000 AD. tone ship were an early burial custom, characteristically Scandinavian but also found in Northern Germany and the Baltic states. The grave or cremation burial was surrounded by tightly or loosely fit slabs or stones in the outline of a ship. They are often found in grave fields, but are sometimes far from any other archaeological remains.
Sweden has plenty of stone ships waiting for more explorations and adventures, especially on the Gotland Island. It reminds of an amazing past.
Stein Morten Lund, 23rd September 2017
Blomsholm stone ship Stromstad Tourist Information - Strømstad turistinformasjon.
General information about stone ship building in the past:
According to Wikipedia stone ship were an early burial custom. Ship settings are of varying sizes, some of monumental proportions. The largest known is the mostly destroyed Jelling stone ship in Denmark, which was at least 170 m (560 ft) long. In Sweden, the size varies from 67 m (220 ft) (Ale's Stones) to only a few metres. The orientation also varies. Inside, they can be cobbled or filled with stones, or have raised stones in the positions of masts. The illusion of being ships has often been reinforced by larger stones at the ends. Some have an oblique stern. Scattered examples are found in Northern Germany and along the coast of the Baltic States. Excavations have shown that they are usually from the latter part of the Nordic Bronze Age, c. 1000 BC – 500 BC (e.g. Gotland) or from the Germanic Iron Age, the Vendel Period and the Viking Age (e.g. Blekinge and Scania).
The Catharina Forest, Catharinaskogen:
The area is a wooded stream valley with a walking trail, in what used to be called the ”French Park”. Old trees and a rich bird fauna. On a small hill is a grave field with stone circles. There are around 40 graves from the Iron Age. The largest of the stone circles has a diameter of 36 metres and consists of 10 stones – 7-9 stones is the most common. Gröne Hög is six mounds of varying size, dating back to the Migration Period, around 400-550 AD. The biggest mound is 6.5 metres high and around 40 metres in diameter. Source: Stromstad Sweden Tourist Information Blomsholm.
Rock Carvings, Bohuslän, Massleberg, Strømstad in Sweden:
In Bohuslän you will find the world’s biggest concentration of rock carvings, incredibly beautiful and full of life. Warriors, ships, wagons, oxen and circles are common motifs for the carvings, which have been dated to the time before the Bronze Age, 1800 - 500 BC. You’ll find different types of rock carvings in many places around the Strömstad area.
In Massleberg-Jörlov, north of Skee church, you’ll find exciting images of ship builders and acrobats (images of acrobats are common on rock carvings in Bohuslän).
Buy Drivers License, Passport, (firstname.lastname@example.org))( +237674898894) ID Card, IELTS TOEFL, Visa, Birth Certificate, school Diplomas, Marriage Certificate, us greencard, ssn and many other documents. WhatsApp............. +237674898894 Skype.....
Buy Drivers License, Passport, (email@example.com))( +237674898894) ID Card, IELTS TOEFL, Visa, Birth Certificate, school Diplomas, Marriage Certificate, us greencard, ssn and many other documents.
NB: We do this to help people who are in critical situations and want to travel urgently.
Apply for real register Passport, Visa, Driving License,ID CARDS,marriage certificates,diplomas etc. for sell. Passport,citizenship,ID cards,driver license,diplomas,degrees,certificates service available. Tourist and business visa services available to residents of all 50 states and all nationalities Worldwide. We are unique producers of Authentic High Quality passports, Real Genuine Data Base Registered and unregistered Passports and other Citizenship documents.We can guarantee you a new Identity starting from a clean new genuine Birth Certificate, ID card, Driver’s License,Passports, Social security card with SSN, credit files, and credit cards, school diplomas, school degrees all in an entirely new name issued and registered in the government database system. We use high quality equipment and materials to produce authentic and counterfeit documents.All secret features of real passports are carefully duplicated for our Registered and unregistered documents. We are unique producer of quality false and Real documents.We offer only original high-quality Registered and unregistered passports,driver´s licenses,ID cards,stamps,Visa, School Diplomas and other products for a number of countries like:USA,Australia, Belgium,Brazil,Canada,Italian,Finland,France,Germany,Israel,Mexico, Netherlands,South Africa,Spain,United Kingdom, etc.
CONTACT OUR SUPPORTERS
Contact us on>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us on............... +237674898894
ORDER ANY UNIVERSAL DOCUMENTS YOUR OF NEED
• ID card
• Social security card
• Drivers Licenses
• Canada Cards
• United States Cards
• Student Cards
• International Cards
• Private Cards
• Adoption Certificates
• Baptism Certificates
• Birth Certificates
• Death Certificates
• Divorce Certificates
• Marriage Certificates
• Custom Certificates
• High School Diplomas
• G.E.D. Diplomas
• Home School Diplomas
• College Degrees
• University Degrees
• Trade Skill Certificates
• Validate SSN Number
• US green cards
• Counterfeit dollars/euro
• Spy Products
• Voice Changers
• Listening Devices
• Invisible Ink
• DMV Record Inquiry
• Background Check
• Investigate Anyone
CONTACT OUR SUPPORTERS
Contact us on>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>email@example.com
Call us on.............. +237674898894
Registered and unregistered passport of all countries. Visas, biometric passport, degrees, drivers license,I.D cards.Training certificates M GCSE, A-levels,High School Diploma Certificates,GMAT,MCAT,and LSAT Examination Certificates,Novelty Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Novelty Passports and New Identity Packages,Replicated,Real Degrees/Diplomas from most post-secondary institutions from around the world (we have over 3000 templates on file) all designed to look 100% identical to the original.Custom Printing (if we do not already have the template on file – simply email us a copy and we can make any alterations/modifications as per your directions).second, citizenship, identity, identification, documents, diplomatic,nationality, how to, where to, get, obtain, buy, purchase, make,build a passport, id British, Honduras, UK, USA, us Canada, Canadian, foreign, visa, Swiss, card, ids, document
BUY REAL DOCUMENTS
our contacts include ex private investigators, consulates, high ranking government personnel's and experienced seasoned experts, we have solid connections with higher personnel's on all areas of real register documents and passport change in these Countries who are linked to the passport agency in each of these countries and with the help of their connections, all our clients demanding any citizenship document or passport from any countries are 100% assured as well as guaranteed of receiving very high quality real genuine registered documents that can never be identified as fake!! Not even an expertise custom official or machine can ever dictate the document as fake since the document is no different from Real government issued! All our real genuine data base Registered citizenship documents have your personal data registered in the data base system and 100% machine readable. Feel free to get the additional detailed information about our services. Sincerely hope to find a way to cooperate with you. If any of these products interest you, please feel free to contact us. We will give you our best price upon receival of your detailed inquiry.
Meeting the Mudmen
in Papua New Guinea
See the video HERE