View Full Version : Ales Stenar (Ale Stones) and Heimdall Stenar in Kåseberga, Skåne

Thursday, January 4th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Ales Stenar

Ales Stenar (Ale Stones) is a mysterious "ship-setting" made of 59 large boulders set in a layout of a ship, 67 metre in length, 19 metre in breadth. This monumental stone formation is located just outside a fishing village of Kåseberga in Skåne, on an astoundingly flat, grassy headland that overlooks the narrow, pebbly beach of the Baltic Sea. The view from the Ales Stenar offers an open 180° sea horizon and simultaneously an open 180° land horizon.

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Sunday, December 9th, 2007, 07:37 PM
Ancient remains including a 3,000 year-old stone circle and presumed place of sacrifice have been discovered near Vitemölla on Österlen in the far south of Sweden. The site extends over two hectares and is older and bigger than the region's celebrated Ale's Stones.

More... (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thel ocal.se%2F9346%2F20071209%2F)

Thursday, February 7th, 2008, 06:32 AM
Actually, this is not a new finding.
These stone circles have been known since the day they were erected. They are clearly marked as historical remains on maps and there is a sign by the road.
However, Bob G Lind claims that he can see a larger pattern than anyone have noticed before. This might be true.

Nevertheless, it's a nice area, well worth a visit.

Vitemölla: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitem%C3%B6lla
Stone circles: +55°42´29´´ +14°11´36´´ (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=55.708062,14.193392&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=0&ll=55.706901,14.185581&spn=0.028435,0.075874&z=13&iwloc=addr)
The nature reserve of Vitemölla: http://www.strovomraden.se/Templates/strov_tmpl_01.aspx?pageId=133

Monday, June 23rd, 2008, 08:54 PM
Radio report about amateur historian Bob G Lind and his theories on Ale stenar and Heimdalls stenar.

Ale stenar wma-file (mms://lyssna-wm.sr.se/isidor/ekot/2008/06/2_ekot_aktualiteter_sthlm_ale_stenar_p1-063125n3o_50abd26a_w96.wma)
Ale stenar rm-file (rtsp://lyssna-rm.sr.se/isidor/ekot/2008/06/2_ekot_aktualiteter_sthlm_ale_stenar_p1-063125n3o_50abd26a_r2.rm)

Riksantikvarieämbetet (the National Heritage Board) claims that Ale stenar is a burial place from the Vendel era (550-800).
Bob Lind thinks it was used as a calender during the Bronze age.

Heimdalls stenar was examined in the 1930s and noted as an Iron age burial site, named Höga stenar.
Bob Lind thinks it too was a Bronze age calender.

Ulrika Wallebom, archaeologist at Österlens museum, doesn't agree with Lind. She regrets that historians often have problems in reaching the public and may therefore be regarded as less knowledgeable than they are.

Lena Alebo, curator at Österlens museum, does not believe in Lind's theories either. She finds it troublesome that people in general are looking for quick and easy answers, something historians can't provide. She implies that Lind's skill is in getting publicity.

Lars-Åke Ståhl, at Ystad Municipality, welcomes the controversy about Ale stenar, as it generates more visitors.

Thomas Romberg, county antiquarian, means that even if Lind's theories are wrong, his commitment have increased the public interest in national heritage.

Bob G Lind

The Swedish National Heritage Board
Type 'Ravlunda 169:1', 'Ravlunda 170:1', or 'Ravlunda 170:2' at "RAÄ-nummer" and puch "Sök".