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Sweden - Kåseberga, Ales Stenar

Sweden - Kåseberga, Ales Stenar
Ales Stenar (Ale's Stones) is located at Kåsehuvud abobe the little harbour of the old fishing village of Kåseberga (ten kilometres southeast of Ystad).

Ales Stenar is Sweden's largest preserved stone ship. The megalithic monumen consists of 59 boulders in the form of a 67 metres long and 19 metres wide ship.

Mystery, myth and legend surround this monument of 59 stones. Not even the experts know why they are known as Ales Stenar. What is for certain is that this is a stone ship 67 metres long and 19 metres wide and it is a grave, most probably from the late Nordic Iron Age, about 1400 years ago.
The monument was first restored in 1919 when the monoliths were returned to their original position and again in 1956.

Whether the stones were a gathering place for sun cult worshippers, or used to determine the winter and summer solstices is a mystery that still remains unsolved.

Tone, Sonja, Kama 56, Faubion and 125 other people have particularly liked this photo


150 comments - The latest ones
Christiane
Christiane
I didn't know anything about this fantastic place in Sweden ... !
So very interesting ! ... and the photograph is very well done too !
Have a nice new week, dear Jaap.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Christiane
Sweden has so many historical sites. I also didn't know before our visit.
3 years ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Nice capture and interesting information, thank you.
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Mooie foto en interessante info Jaap
3 years ago.
Indira Nair
Indira Nair
This is so nice!
3 years ago.
Henry L ( k4eyv )
Henry L ( k4eyv )
Ace !
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Beautiful, beautiful and well steeped in history.
Good week.
3 years ago.
El pare
El pare
It's awesome!
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Interesting historical stone memorial and information !
3 years ago.
Artphot36
Artphot36
interesting! not only in brittany i see!
3 years ago.
Artphot36
Artphot36
nice point of view, same as in Brittany!!!
3 years ago.
Hans van Reenen
Hans van Reenen
Dit lijkt wel Stonehenge. Mooie opname en uitsnede.
3 years ago.
Puigserver Jp
Puigserver Jp
Excellente capture !
3 years ago.
Catherine-kate053
Catherine-kate053
Belle et intéressante photo!
3 years ago.
Nico Andries
Nico Andries
You made a very sharp, bright and large panoramic photo of this extremely interesting place..
3 years ago.
ivlys
ivlys
Impressive and wonderful, a great shot!
3 years ago.
Uli Benke
Uli Benke
...fast wie stonehenge
3 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
excellent report
3 years ago.
Jorlam
Jorlam
a fine shot of this important relic....
thanks for the narrative too...
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
A remarkable and fascinating survivor!
3 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Etonnant et très intéressant ...
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Interesting shot!
Fabulous picture!
Congrats on Explore!
Well deserved!
3 years ago.
~ MCJ
~ MCJ
I'm fascinated. A great find.
3 years ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
This is great. I love this stuff.
3 years ago.
Suus
Suus
heel apart ! prachtig !
3 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Beautiful and enigmatic, super shot and interesting info.

We have a lot of stone circles here in the UK, and especially near to where I live in the NW. They are wonderful, so I can understand the attraction your stone Boat holds. A place to remember those who sail the boats, and to gather in respect for them and hope for the forthcoming year, perhaps
3 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Great photo and information! :)
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Interesting location indeed. Great shot.
3 years ago.
Dieter Schmidt
Dieter Schmidt
Sehr informative Dokumentation zu diesem historischen Denkmal.
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Fascinating! Great shot!
3 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
That's a beauty to behold, so delicious !!
I wish you a happy day.
3 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
A lovely spot, Jaap.
3 years ago.
Smiles
Smiles
Remarkable. Would love to see this.
3 years ago.
Kaunos
Kaunos
Schöne Fotos und ein interessanter Ort.
3 years ago.
Lucas Manuel
Lucas Manuel
Tres preciosas tomas de ese famoso lugar.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Cool photo series!
3 years ago.
Fabi :)
Fabi :)
Great shot for a beautiful place!
3 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Beautiful shot Jaap. Lovely composition
3 years ago.
Lyudmila Izmaylova
Lyudmila Izmaylova
Wow! unique fantastic place! superb work!
3 years ago.
Gareth Williams - West Dale Design
Gareth Williams - We…
interesting and more so with the additional photos
3 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Fascinating shot....well done.
3 years ago.
Nina Kuriloff
Nina Kuriloff
lovely!
3 years ago.
8adam8
8adam8
Wundervolles Panorama, hervorragend!
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
A lovely image and fascinating history.
3 years ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
interessant et excellent********************
3 years ago.
Serafin Camacho
Serafin Camacho
Muy buena toma.
3 years ago.
Cat Shilova
Cat Shilova
... may I suggest that if it is Bronze Age, it is rather 1000 to 500 BC?
A fantastic picture. I hope to visit this place, once. Thanks for showing it.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Cat Shilova
According to Wikipedia:
The carbon-14 dating system for organic remains has provided seven results at the site. One indicates that the material is around 5,500 years old whereas the remaining six indicate a date about 1,400 years ago. The latter is considered to be the most likely time for Ales Stenar to have been created. That would place its creation towards the end of the Nordic Iron Age.
3 years ago.
APEX
APEX
Splendide
3 years ago.
Alda - moving back to Flickr soon
Alda - moving back t…
Very nice DoF!
3 years ago.
Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger
Nice image and interesting set.
3 years ago.
Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
Very beautiful !!!
3 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
¸.•*¨*•*´¨) Fascinating view.
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
interesting Jaap

its good to be back to your beautiful images:)
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
sorry for your team yesterday:(
3 years ago.
Ganymede
Ganymede
Thanks for sharing. I didn't know this place.
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired again in 25+ Faves group.
3 years ago.
Estevam Cesar
Estevam Cesar
Wonderful series of stone monument with perfect angles, light, color and perspective! Also excellent informative text! Greetings ..
3 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
Een opmerkelijk landschap, een mooie plek met een geschiedenis.
3 years ago.
foto buff
foto buff
the ancients loved to mystify future man...
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beyond words... they are a place to hear the Universe sing.

Breathtaking !
3 years ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
A great picture of history, well told and great photography.
3 years ago.
E. Mill
E. Mill
very interesting pic...remind me to UK's Stonehenge :)
Happy weekend!
3 years ago.
Elene
Elene
Interesting Jaap ,ik dacht eerst dat 't in Engeland was,bedankt voor de informatie *
3 years ago.
Yannick Lefevre
Yannick Lefevre
fine panoramic vision with monolithic stones
3 years ago.
Mαɾʝα Cσσɾs
Mαɾʝα Cσσɾs
Good compo..... bright and clear!
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Great stones and shot.
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Un site remarquable
3 years ago.
River Wanderer
River Wanderer
Fascinating! I need to visit Sweden!
3 years ago.
pinktigger
pinktigger
Fascinating!
3 years ago.
guenievre
guenievre
Impressionnant!
3 years ago.
Ottomatic
Ottomatic
Nice photo, thanks for sharing the history.
3 years ago.
ylisa
ylisa
vraiment fantastique!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Amazing structure and history.
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Beaux alignements...
3 years ago.
Tadeusz Tale
Tadeusz Tale
GREAT SHOT AND PLACE!!!!!
3 years ago.
Tadeusz Tale
Tadeusz Tale
GREAT!!!!!
3 years ago.
Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel
Very interesting. Reminds me of Stonehenge.
3 years ago.
Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska
an amazing place!

I like the three veritcal shots very much :)
3 years ago.
Steve Banks
Steve Banks
This is very good, and I like how you have inserted detail pictures; very thoughtful (and I didn't know you can do it)!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
If you also want to insert pictures I can recommend to read this posting: www.ipernity.com/blog/290645/502657
There is also a group for this kind of pictures: www.ipernity.com/group/zoomin
3 years ago.
Dominique Beaumont
Dominique Beaumont
SUBLIME - FANTASTIQUE
3 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
very interesting!
3 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Remarkable megalithic monument! The series of photos is splendid .
And I see that " the location is also perfect on a cliff above the Baltic Sea"
Thanks for the information
3 years ago.
Jan Landman
Jan Landman
blijft een raadsel....

mooie foto Jaap
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
What a fascinating structure. Beautiful images and well explained.
3 years ago.
Natrixxl
Natrixxl
outstanding shot !
3 years ago.
Dream30 ---
Dream30 ---
très belle composition ! j'ignorais qu'il y avait ceci en Suède ! merci pour le partage
3 years ago.
Philkilla Clem
Philkilla Clem
belle paysagère
3 years ago.
Jürgen
Jürgen
das würde mich auch einmal interessieren es in natura zu sehen
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Great and very interesting series of images Jaap.
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful photo and interesting description.
3 years ago.
♥Annieta♥
♥Annieta♥
Mooi!!!!! En zoveel..:))
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Fascinerend. Doet natuurlijk meteen aan Stonehenge denken. Interessante serie.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Levina de Ruijter
Maar dan wel zonder de hordes toeristen.
3 years ago.
Ch'an
Ch'an
Beautiful !
3 years ago.
Naej
Naej
toujours captivant ces alignements ... Nous en avons beaucoup en Bretagne, notemment ceux de Carnac dans le Morbihan...
3 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Spectacular shot...and interesting history about this place....well done.
3 years ago.
Dominique Beaumont
Dominique Beaumont
SUBLIME DOLMENS
3 years ago.