[MR] Wikipedia: Stone Ships

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Tue Aug 25 01:45:36 PDT 2015

Noble Friends, Especially Our Vikings,

One of Wikipedia's featured topics today is "stone ships", burial 
monuments in the shape of ships from Scandinavia and the Baltic region. 
Most of these are prehistoric, but according to the article stone ship 
burials continued into, or were revived during, the Viking Age: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_ship .

Most of the late burials are in Sweden, and in a separate article 
Wikipedia documents one at Scania which is just before our time period: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scania plus 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale%27s_Stones . I saw no examples on 
Wikipedia of actual Viking-period burials, despite their claim.

Some of the most famous stone ship burials are at Gnisvärd on the island 
of Gotland, though with one exception these are prehistoric: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnisvärd . That one exception is a modern 
fake, intended as a tourist trap.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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