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Ancient tomb found at 'Sweden's Stonehenge'

Swedish archaeologists have unearthed what is presumed to be a dolmen, or a portal tomb, that is believed to be over 5,000 years old near the megalithic monument Ale's stones in southern Sweden.
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  Ancient Stone Structure Spurs Debate

Archaeologists generally agree this megalithic structure, known as Ales Stenar ("Ale's Stones"), was assembled about 1,000 years ago, near the end of the Iron Age, as a burial monument. But a team of researchers now argues it's really 2,500 years old, dating from the Scandinavian Bronze Age, and was built as an astronomical calendar with the same underlying geometry as England's Stonehenge.
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Bråket stoppar guidade turer

Turistbyrån har tvingats att ställa in guidningarna upp till Ales stenar efter Bob G Linds verbala attacker mot personalen.
Guiderna har känt sig hotade av Bob G Linds påhopp. Därför erbjuder turistbyrån för tillfället inga guidade turer i Kåseberga.

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A collection of 59 standing stones, each from one to three metres high, the Ales Stenar (or Ale's Stones) rise from a field on a coastal ridge in southern Sweden's Osterlen district, above the arty-crafty town of Kaseberga. They're arranged in the rough shape of a ship, 67-metres long, with taller stones at the prow and stern. Cream-coloured cows graze around them, sometimes pausing to use them as convenient neck scratchers.
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Ales stenar (Stones) is Sweden's largest preserved "ship setting" - stones set in the layout of a ship. We do not know for certain what function the stones have had through the ages, or what the ship setting symbolised for the people who created it.

67 metres long and 19 metres wide, Ales stenar is one of the largest ship settings in the Nordic region. It comprises 59 carefully selected stones weighing between 500 and 1800 kilos.
Ship settings date from two periods - the late Bronze Age (ca. 3,000 - 2,500 years ago) and the early Iron Age (ca. 1,600 - 1,000 years ago). Archaeological tests can be used to determine the age of Ales stenar. The Carbon-14 dating system for organic remains provides seven results at the site. One dates the material at around 5,500 years old, whereas the remaining six indicate a date around 1,400 years ago, probably the most likely time that Ale stenar was created.

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