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Submitted by Bjorn on Saturday, 10 December 2011  Page Views: 3452

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Munkakyrkan
Country: Sweden Landskap: Halland Type: Stone Circle
Nearest Town: Falkenberg  Nearest Village: Årstad
Latitude: 56.913406N  Longitude: 12.673526E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
no data Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
5 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Munkakyrkan
Munkakyrkan submitted by Bjorn : The site is along the road Hebergsvägen from Falkenberg. Site in Halland Sweden (Vote or comment on this photo)
Stone Circle in Halland

Information from a plaque at the site:

"What you see in front of you is a stone circle of unusual size, consisting of 29 stones. The norm for stone circles is 7 or 9 stones.

Stone circles are prehistoric graves; they were made throughout the Iron Age. Burned remains were placed in an urn somewhere in the middle of the grave.

Another theory is that this is what remains of a large ship formation, similar to one in a neighbouring village.

According to old folk tradition, both folk assemblies and battles used to take place here."
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Munkakyrkan submitted by Tonnox : Munkakyrkan Dommarring. Stonecircle. 25 x 20 meter. 29 stones. Cupmarks. Iron Age 400-500 AC. More information in the buttom of the main side. Foto august 2022 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Munkakyrkan submitted by Bjorn : Looking South West. Site in Halland Sweden (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Munkakyrkan submitted by Bjorn : The spire of Årstad church can be seen 500 meters down the road. Site in Halland Sweden (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Munkakyrkan submitted by Tonnox : Munkakyrkan Domarring. Foto august 2022 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Munkakyrkan submitted by ShamrockStone : Munkakyrkan

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Munkakyrkan submitted by Bjorn : Behind the stone circle is a well-kept traditional building from the 17th century. Site in Halland Sweden

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Re: Munkakyrkan by Tonnox on Wednesday, 29 March 2023
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Munkakyrkan Domarring. More information:
Fornsök, Riksantikvarieämbetet, Sweden
Munkakyrkan Domarring RAÄ-nummer Årstad 57:1

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