Photographer's Note

A Stone ship on Gotland, the Swedish island in the Baltic to the North East of Öland. Following responses from Gert, Gunnar, Lisa and Ian. I have updated my note on my previous image of the stone ship at Gettlinge, Öland
Translated by Google translate.
"Tjelvars grave is a legendary stone ship from the Bronze Age. There are many people who visit the site. Tjelvar was in fact, according Gutasagan, the first man on the island. The legend says that he lived at Tjelders in Boge and that he is buried in a stone ship not far from there.
When the first people came to Gotland is not known. The oldest skeleton found so far is for a man who lived here about 8,000 years ago.
When Tjelvar came to the island, he carried fire to the country tells the tale. Certainly, people in all times performed ceremonies at the country takes. Through the Icelandic sagas, we know that during the Viking era used the fire to limit a country area. No one had to take a larger area than he and his men could burn off in a day.
Tjelvars grave is a stone ship. During the late Bronze Age, around 1100 - 500 BC began to build tombs in the form of ships with bulwarks of upright stones. Gotland has about 350 such graves. In most cases, there is only one burial in every stone ship.
Often there are several stone ships next to each other. Sometimes they are even built together with common rocks in the fore or aft. The ships length can vary. Tjelvars tomb is 18m long and 5 meters wide with sheer rocks that decreases in height towards the ship's center. Inside, the nave is full of stone, like a built-on boat deck. The investigation in the 1930s found a looted coffin of stone slabs with burnt bones and a few potsherds.
Directions from Visby: Take route 147 from Visby to Boge, turn off to Åminne and follow this road about 1 mil up to the signposted turn-off to Tjelvars grave."

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