People and Places of the Past

Gotland - Stone Ships

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Gotland is an island in the Baltic that was well populated and an important trading centre throughout the medieval period. From the iron age to the viking age it was customary to bury the dead in stone ships many of which survive. Gotland is now part of Sweden. All the sites shown here are open to the public.

The larger of the two stone ships at Gnisvards.

The smaller of the two stone ships at Gnisvards.

The stone ship at Gannarve.

The stone ship at Gannarve from the bow of the boat.

There are numerous stone ships at Galrum.

One of the larger stone ships at Galrum.

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