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Stone Ship - The Eye (2013) (Full Album)
Stone Ship - The Eye (2013) (Full Album)
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Alien "Rock Ship" Found In Japan?
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Elephant Stone - Ship of Fools (2016) FULL ALBUM
Elephant Stone - Ship of Fools (2016) FULL ALBUM
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Underwater In The Stoneship Age -- Myst #02
Underwater In The Stoneship Age -- Myst #02
Published: 2015/01/26
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Stone Ship - The Ship of Stone +lyrics
Stone Ship - The Ship of Stone +lyrics
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: 666MrDoom
SEA - Return / Stone Ship (Split LP with Weedwolf 2016)
SEA - Return / Stone Ship (Split LP with Weedwolf 2016)
Published: 2016/08/04
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This is Amber Stone Ship sink test in salt water
This is Amber Stone Ship sink test in salt water
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Myst - Stoneship Age
Myst - Stoneship Age
Published: 2013/05/11
Channel: Jake "Ziggity" Steven
Stone Ship - The Steps of the Abysmal Pyramid (Full EP 2012)
Stone Ship - The Steps of the Abysmal Pyramid (Full EP 2012)
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: 666MrDoom
Stone Ship - Demo 2010 +lyrics
Stone Ship - Demo 2010 +lyrics
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: 666MrDoom
Stoneship Troopers - God damn Demon (Original Version)
Stoneship Troopers - God damn Demon (Original Version)
Published: 2017/04/17
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Izads Treasure
Izads Treasure
Published: 2014/03/31
Channel: ArcadeAdam
The Stone Ship [Nightfall Suspense Radio Show]
The Stone Ship [Nightfall Suspense Radio Show]
Published: 2017/04/20
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Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone - Evils Soft First Touch - Ship Prisoner CINEMATIC
Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone - Evils Soft First Touch - Ship Prisoner CINEMATIC
Published: 2015/10/13
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Myst Soundtrack - 15 Above Stoneship (Telescope Theme)
Myst Soundtrack - 15 Above Stoneship (Telescope Theme)
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: DilandauMusic
Justice Marchi - The Stone Ship Age
Justice Marchi - The Stone Ship Age
Published: 2011/11/27
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The Stone ships (Skeppssättning)(Nordic bronze age - Viking age)
The Stone ships (Skeppssättning)(Nordic bronze age - Viking age)
Published: 2014/04/01
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“Anna” Starring Emma Stone, Written by Will Butler from Arcade Fire
“Anna” Starring Emma Stone, Written by Will Butler from Arcade Fire
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Stone Ships and Goddess Cult of Västmanland
Stone Ships and Goddess Cult of Västmanland
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: Survive the Jive
Stone Ship -
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Let
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Published: 2011/06/06
Channel: Dilandau3000
"THE STONE SHIP"
"THE STONE SHIP"
Published: 2013/07/14
Channel: LucyHarcarty
Stone Ship Live at Lahti, Torvi 09.08.2012
Stone Ship Live at Lahti, Torvi 09.08.2012
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: MasterGraal
Stone Ship @ Torvi, Lahti (25th of January 2013)
Stone Ship @ Torvi, Lahti (25th of January 2013)
Published: 2013/01/28
Channel: dawnbringerinvictus
Bernie Torme:
Bernie Torme: 'Stoneship' (Flowers & Dirt)
Published: 2014/10/07
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Stoneship Trailer
Stoneship Trailer
Published: 2010/09/03
Channel: CyanWorlds
Izad
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Published: 2014/03/31
Channel: NerdBurglarsGaming
realMyst - Stoneship Age
realMyst - Stoneship Age
Published: 2013/05/28
Channel: Jake "Ziggity" Steven
The megalithic stone ship ALE´S STONES | Travel Adventure Vlog
The megalithic stone ship ALE´S STONES | Travel Adventure Vlog
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: IAmNiri
The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone - Episode 3: Boss Ofieri Mage / The Ofileri Army & Ship
The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone - Episode 3: Boss Ofieri Mage / The Ofileri Army & Ship
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: EmiruTheKnight
Rolling Escapades - Episode One - A Stone Ship
Rolling Escapades - Episode One - A Stone Ship
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: FURN Gaming
Ship of Stone - Leslie Fish
Ship of Stone - Leslie Fish
Published: 2016/06/20
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Myst - Stoneship Age Achenar Theme
Myst - Stoneship Age Achenar Theme
Published: 2008/04/13
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Myst Soundtrack - 16 Sirrus
Myst Soundtrack - 16 Sirrus' Theme - Stoneship Age
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: DilandauMusic
Myst Soundtrack - 17 Achenar
Myst Soundtrack - 17 Achenar's Theme - Stoneship Age
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: DilandauMusic
Stone Ship – Clip from The Eye recording session
Stone Ship – Clip from The Eye recording session
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: Stone Ship
Stone Ship - Stairs From the Sand
Stone Ship - Stairs From the Sand
Published: 2014/04/27
Channel: dawnbringerinvictus
Let
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Published: 2015/12/28
Channel: Kikoskia
NIGHTFALL Oldtime Radio Drama The Stone Ship
NIGHTFALL Oldtime Radio Drama The Stone Ship
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Best Audio
Ancient Viking inscription in Denmark. Longest Runic inscription at ancient
Ancient Viking inscription in Denmark. Longest Runic inscription at ancient 'Stone Ship' site.
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Jj Ainsworth
Let
Let's Play Myst - part 17 - Stoneship Age Journal
Published: 2011/06/04
Channel: Dilandau3000
Yankee Doodles 12 - The Ship Of Stone
Yankee Doodles 12 - The Ship Of Stone
Published: 2012/04/22
Channel: weyrdmusicman
Myst - Stoneship Age Sirrus Theme
Myst - Stoneship Age Sirrus Theme
Published: 2008/04/13
Channel: SomeVideoGameMusic
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone Story - Part 3 - Gaunter O
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone Story - Part 3 - Gaunter O'Dimm's Mark
Published: 2015/10/16
Channel: FluffyNinjaLlama
realMYST - Masterpiece Edition #2 (Stoneship Age)
realMYST - Masterpiece Edition #2 (Stoneship Age)
Published: 2014/02/18
Channel: Demarc
Stone Ship - The Crooked Tree +lyrics
Stone Ship - The Crooked Tree +lyrics
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: 666MrDoom
The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone - Evil
The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone - Evil's Soft First Touches: Gaunter O'Dimm Frees Geralt Cutscene PS4
Published: 2015/10/14
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Stone ships - Awesome band!
Stone ships - Awesome band!
Published: 2014/09/18
Channel: Stephanie Green
Elephant Stone - Andromeda | Official Video
Elephant Stone - Andromeda | Official Video
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: Elephant Stone
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moon (ship, stone, base) anomalies HD
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The two greatest stone ships at Anund's barrow in Sweden.

The stone ship or ship setting was an early burial custom in Scandinavia, Northern Germany and the Baltic states. The grave or cremation burial was surrounded by slabs or stones in the shape of a ship. The ships vary in size and were erected from c. 1000 BC to 1000 AD.

History[edit]

Stone ship were an early burial custom, characteristically Scandinavian but also found in Northern Germany and the Baltic states. The grave or cremation burial was surrounded by tightly or loosely fit slabs or stones in the outline of a ship. They are often found in grave fields, but are sometimes far from any other archaeological remains.

Ship settings are of varying sizes, some of monumental proportions. The largest known is the mostly destroyed Jelling stone ship in Denmark, which was at least 170 m (560 ft) long. In Sweden, the size varies from 67 m (220 ft) (Ale's Stones) to only a few metres. The orientation also varies. Inside, they can be cobbled or filled with stones, or have raised stones in the positions of masts. The illusion of being ships has often been reinforced by larger stones at the ends. Some have an oblique stern.

Scattered examples are found in Northern Germany and along the coast of the Baltic States. Excavations have shown that they are usually from the latter part of the Nordic Bronze Age, c. 1000 BC – 500 BC (e.g. Gotland) or from the Germanic Iron Age, the Vendel Period and the Viking Age (e.g. Blekinge and Scania).

Scholars have suggested both that the stone ship developed out of the desire to equip the dead with everything he had in life, and alternatively that it was specifically associated with the journey to Hel.[1] One puzzling feature is that they sometimes occur at the base of a barrow, enclosing a flat area presumably intended for public ceremonies.[2]

In a paper published in 2012, Joseph S. Hopkins and Haukur Þorgeirsson propose a connection stone ships and the image of a 'ship in a field' that the goddess Freyja's afterlife locations Fólkvangr and Sessrúmnir considered together produce. According to Hopkins and Haukur, "'A ship in the field' in the mythical realm may have been conceived as a reflection of actual burial customs and vice versa. It is possible that the symbolic ship was thought of as providing some sort of beneficial property to the land, such as good seasons and peace brought on by Freyr’s mound burial in Ynglinga saga."[3]

Notable stone ships[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Lindholm Høje
  • Bække, Denmark. 800 m north of Bække there is a 45 m (148 ft) ship which dates to the Viking Age.
  • Jelling stone ship. Under the southern mound in Jelling, Denmark, which is associated with Queen Thyra, remains of a giant Viking Age stone ship have been found, by far the largest known: either 170 or 354 m (558 or 1,161 ft).
  • Kerteminde fjord, Denmark, a 20 m (66 ft) ship which dates to the Viking Age.
  • Lejre, Denmark. An approximately 80 m (260 ft) ship of 28 stones. The ship was cleared in 1921 by a landowner, but some local people interested in history succeeded in saving the stones. Viking Age.
  • Lindholm Høje near Aalborg, Denmark. The highest concentration of well-preserved stone ships.[4]

Germany[edit]

Altes Lager (Menzlin)

Sweden[edit]

  • Ale's Stones is a stone ship in southernmost Sweden. It is 67 m (220 ft) long and 19 m (62 ft) wide.
Anundshög
  • Anundshög double stone ship at Anundshög (from the Old Norse haugr, mound) has a total length of 100 m (330 ft) and one of the ships is 25 m (82 ft) wide. In the same area there are several smaller stone ships.
  • Askeberga stone ships is Sweden's second largest stone ship, measuring 55 m (180 ft) in length. It is, however, the most remarkable one as it is made of 24 enormous boulders, weighing about 25 tonnes each.
  • Blomsholm stone ships. The stone ship at Blomsholm near Strömstad in Bohuslän measures more than 40 m (130 ft) in length and consists of 49 large menhirs. The bow and stern are about 4 m (13 ft) high. There are several other large megaliths in the area.
  • Gettlinge grave field, Öland, Sweden.[5]
  • Hulterstad grave field, Öland, Sweden includes a total of 170 burial locations.
  • Tjelvar's Grave (image) in Boge, according to legend the grave of Gotland's mythical discoverer Thjelvar, dated c. 750 BC.

See also[edit]

Stone ships on Gotland, Sweden

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilda Roderick Ellis, The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature, Cambridge University, 1943, pp. 28–29.
  2. ^ Ellis, p. 111.
  3. ^ Hopkins, Joseph S. and Haukur Þorgeirsson (2012). "The Ship in the Field". RMN Newsletter 3, 2011:14-18. University of Helsinki.
  4. ^ Treib, Mark (2001). "The Landscape of Loved Ones". In Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim. Places of Commemoration: Search for Identity and Landscape Design, Selected papers from the 19th Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture held in 1995. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. pp. 88–106 + 98, note 27. ISBN 0-88402-260-9. 
  5. ^ Environmental Baseline Study, Oland, Sweden, Öland, Sweden, July 2004

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