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Skjoldastraumen

Stone Monuments at Erland

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One of Norway's finest stone monuments from the Iron Age. You will find a group of 7 stones at the farm Erland in Skjoldastraumen. The monument is very rare, because usually such monuments consist of one or two stones. The archaeologists are not sure of what the monument was used for. However, one theory is that it was used to tell the seasons by using the shadow from the sun.

The many historical monuments located at Erland in Skjoldastraumen tell of an active cultural focal point existing from time immemorial.
The area is home to several ancient memorial stones, arched flagstones and hillocks and eskers bearing the names of mighty Norse gods. Exciting archaeological discoveries have revealed that
Erland was most probably a centre of religious activity from the early Iron Age, dating back to about 500 BC.


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Tysvær, Norway
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59° 25' 53" N / 5° 36' 31" E
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