[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:
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/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.
Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot
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