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Kåseberga, 70 km east of Malmö, is a special place. There is a stone formation, which purpose is totally unknown. The formation is quite big with biggest rocks weighing more than 5 tonnes. There are two theories about the stones: the first, that the stones are an astrological calendar, the second that this is a ritual Vikings’ ship. The first theory is supported by the fact that at the critical moments of the year (spring break, midsummer, etc) the sun casts shadows, which connect with other rocks. If this theory is correct, the formation is more than 3,500 years old. The second theory is supported by the fact that such ship formations were very common during the Vikings’ times, and the shape of the formation corresponds with other such known formations. If this theory is correct the formation is approximately 800 years old.
Here on this photo, a group of students from University of Lund explains a theory they are sure is correct. Somehow, the cows are more interested in it than people.

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  • Copyright: Roman Chudzinski (marom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 83] (467)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1992-00-00
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-07-29 3:41
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